Born on the south coast, & following a career as a journalist and BBC/Sky News PR, I now work as an artist, specialising in portraiture. With a passion for reportage, my performer & bather art is inspired by the stories of buskers, musicians, dancers & bathers. Through it I exploring themes of separation & connection and seek to blur the boundaries between illustration & fine art. Storytelling also lies at the heart of my portraiture, which I view as a collaboration. You trust me with your face, revealing something of who you are, so I can move beyond the photographic capture of a moment in time to portray your life lived up to this moment.
Uniting my past and present careers, I have completed a series of oil & drawn portraits of some of best known names in UK broadcast news including the BBC's John Humphrys & Kate Adie. I'm also a founding member of the Lots Road Group of portrait artists thelotsroadgroup.wordpress.com
who met when studying at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, one of the oldest independent art school in London & among the few art colleges in Britain that focus on portraiture & figurative painting, & printmaking. Winner of the Judges' Prize at Egypt's first biennale (2013), I studied for five years at www.heatherleys.org on the school's Continuing Studies, Diploma & Post Diploma in Portraiture courses.
I have exhibited at the Milan Expo & the Royal Society of Portrait Painters & National Open Art exhibitions (2015). I also tutor drawing in the inspiring surrounds of the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain & The Courtauld for www.sketchout.net I'm represented in Brighton by Kellie Miller Arts www.kelliemillerarts.com & am the Half Moon Putney's Resident Artist http://halfmoon.co.uk/55live
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