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I grew up on the west coast of Cumbria – a bleak, haunted stretch of land just a few miles west of the English Lake District. I studied at Hornsey College of Art and gained a BA honours degree in art and design there.
My work is about figures and faces, 'glimpsed' or half-remembered, and quite a few are concerned with childhood, or to be more precise with memories of childhood. I keep the use of brushes to a minimum preferring to use rags, palette knives and my fingers instead. This means that figures often require several re-workings until they feel right. I hope that this approach also gives movement and energy to the image.
I enjoy working from life when I get the chance and a commitment to good draughtsmanship is central to my practice.
My paintings have featured in numerous exhibitions, including last year's Threadneedle Prize at The Mall Galleries in London, the 2012 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and recent shows at Cultivate, Vyner Street Gallery, The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and The Gallery in Cork Street. In 2011 I appeared on the BBC2 arts program 'Show Me the Monet' discussing my painting 'Blue Room'.
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