Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012!

Hello and merry Christmas! I just wanted to take this time to thank all of you who have helped mentor and foster my artwork this year.

This time last year I was in the midst of writing my dissertation and could not have anticipated the year to come. Since graduation I have been FREE to paint what I want without having to justify it or have it reduced to a number through a marking scheme full of Barnum statements!  

I have been very fortunate to have worked with some fantastic and inspiring people this year including ArtBelow, Global Art Agency, The Regents Canal Festival, The Other Art Fair, FBA & The Mall Galleries and just a few days ago Parcha’s exhibition at the Art Pavilion. So a huuuge thank you to all of you!

I would also like to thank all my wonderfully talented friends, old and new, who support and inspire me. Thank you to my besties The Lake Twins it was great exhibiting with you the other night. A big thank you to the fab fab Molly Gibson for your amazing photography. One of my best friends and a huge talent for 2013- looking forward to working together in the new year :-) And a very special mention to my dear friend Raymond Tallis whose words of encouragement have kept me going, along with the (many) bottles of wine we seem to get through every time we meet! I get to peer into your fantastic mind every time I read one of your (many) books and for that I thank you for inspiring my painting.

And finally a huge thank you to all of YOU reading this too! Your comments and messages let me see my paintings in a different way and motivate me to keep going!

So wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Regents Street platform w/ Art Below

The Other Art Fair w/ Art Below

Parcha exhibition at the Art Pavilion

Holborn platform w/ Art Below

CSM Graduation exhibition

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Up and Coming Exhibitions

This week I will be exhibiting with Art Below at The Other Art Fair 22nd-25th November :

Then off to Amsterdam to exhibit in their oldest church! My work will also be featured on the london underground so tube travellers look out for that.

Many  thanks again to those who have supported my painting so far- and a special thanks to Art Below who are always a pleasure to work with.


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Etching prints

Gold on Cream Fabriano, 6" x 9"

Gold & Silver ombre on Cream Fabriano, 6 " x 9"
Warm Sepia & Sanguine ombre on Cream Fabriano, 6" x 9"
Silver on Black Somerset Paper, 6" x 9"

Silver on Black Somerset Paper, 6" x 9"

Warm Sepia & Sanguine ombre on Japanese Paper, 6" x 9"

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


copper etching plate, 6" x 9"

A Sneak peek of the first etching in a series of five. Each print is an edition of 30 and they will be on exhibition in Amsterdam's 'de Oude Kerk' in December.

They are selling quickly on pre-order, so if interested please contact

I am also having a studio shoot tomorow with the talented Molly Gibson so watch this space for images to come! xxx

Saturday, 8 September 2012

New work

After a month or so, here is the finished work in preparation for my exhibition in Amsterdam's oldest church 'de Oude Kerk'.

As I know some of you have expressed interest, limited edition prints of my work are available as are a few etchings I'm working on at the moment. Please contact . Many thanks again for all the wonderful messages I have recieved it really does keep me going! xx

Sunday, 26 August 2012

I have a new website!

...and in more exciting news, I have also been conformed for a Showcase in Amsterdam's oldest church 'de Oude Kerk' in December.

I am also in the process of producing limited edition prints of my paintings. If interested in purchasing one, contact

In the meantime here is how my large scale work is coming along. Hope your all well xxx

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Work in progress

Apologies for the poor quality of the photo and, quite possibly, the even poorer quality of my painting.

Things have been a bit manic lately and I find myself exhibiting in two exhibitions this week: Vibe Gallery's Affordable Art Exhibition and The Mall Galleries FBA Futures.

Whilst exciting things are happening externally to my work, internally I am expanding my composition and incorporating hands into my paintings. I have always considered hands a form of portraiture and upon reading Raymond Tallis' book The Hand: A Philosophical  Enquiry I am only now beginning to see how this 'cognitive organ' shapes our physical world and our human nature. Inspiring!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Work in progress

In recent news, I will be exhibiting at the Mile End Art Pavilion as part of the Regents Canal Festival this weekend. Thank you to the curators- I'm really excited about being a part of the show and celebrations in London's most ambitious year.


Monday, 4 June 2012

Art Below Jubilee Exhibition

"This June Art Below are displaying the works of over 60 artists from over 12 countries in 20 stations throughout the London Underground."
I am thrilled to be a part of this exhibition and working with Art Below has been a pleasure!
My work can be seen on the Holborn westbound central line platform. It will then be exhibited as
a framed print at the Underground Gallery located in Charing Cross tube station (6th - 11th June).
Then from the 19th-30th June at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, any excuse for a party!
My grad show will be running from the 15th-21st of June too, so I hope the few of you reading this (probs just you mum) will be able to come.
In the meantime I am adjusting to life free from my degree, or in other words, unemployment for life...but I'm also back in the studio painting away and am available for commision (again, probs just you mum).
Thank you SO much to those who have given such positive responses to my work- it  keeps me inspired and I really do hope you experience as much pleasure from the work as I have had in creating it. Hope to see you all soon xxx

Friday, 18 May 2012

10 days to go...Derrida's Hymen

Derrida’s specific use of the word hymen had underlying meaning. In Greek and Latin mythology the word "hymen" referred to the God of matrimony and the union of a man and woman in wedlock. In medical terms, the hymen is a membrane which partially closes the opening of the vagina acting as a protective screen. This invisible veil does not only stand in-between the inside and outside of a woman's vagina, but also a man’s desire. Two contradictory characteristics which imply both communion and obstruction, however, Derrida’s use of the word suggests neither fusion nor separation, but something between the two.

My initial objectives in my practice began to transform under Derrida’s influence. Not only did I questioned what was in-between a binary of appearances, but how it affected their relationship. I used this metaphor of the membrane, which remained in-between, as stimulus to explore its properties as an obstructor, mediator or translator between appearances side of their dichotomy.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Very small present for Janusz 80th Birthday! (available for commision)

Monday, 30 April 2012

The Hymen and the Contact Lens.

So I’m coming to the end of my “degree” of fine art (and BA in bullshit) at CSM and can finally publish my thesis and what I’ve been thinking about for the past year and a half.

The hymen and the contact lens.

I began reading Derrida when I studied in Paris last year. I was interested in Truth in Art & Philosophy (a pretty weighty subject with thousands of years worth of material for me to get stuck into). I wanted to brush up on some French philosophers work seeing as I was living in Paris at the time. When in Rome and all that...

In Derrida’s The Truth in Painting, he referred to a "hymen which will draw it into undecidability will not be unrelated". By my interpretation, this hymen stood as a membrane in-between appearances.

I became fixated by his metaphor and this membrane soon became the premise of my painting as I explored its inherent potential.

I found a correlation in the properties of Derrida’s hymen, and the properties of a contact lens in the way both membranes created dichotomies: the hymen separated appearances just as my contact lenses separated appearances (two ways of seeing).

My line of inquiry involved structures of different ways of seeing and what was in-between them. What separated a binary of appearances and how did it affect their relationship?