I am a mulitdisciplinary artist working within a whole range of media to satisfy my creative nature and I love to discover new techniques.
Milton Keynes has been my home for over 20 years and the place where I began my career as an artist. After graduating in 2010 with a First Class Hons degree in Fine Art I have spent many a happy hour in my studio.
I have exhibited nationally and have had my work included the Royal Watercolour Society's Annual Contemporary competition exhibition in 2016 and 2017.
Colour, process and surface texture are the biggest influences on my work, far more than any narrative content. I like to push the boundaries of what can be achieved with watercolour and paper, to create something that is visually stimulating. Why do I use butterflies as my main motif, a creature that has inspired art throughout time with its symbolic significance? With no narrative content, my work is purely aesthetic, the butterfly inspires with its colours and patterns rather than its mythology.
The ebb and flow of watercolour inks on paper allows me to create my own patterns and markings, my own ‘species’ of butterfly that has no connection with the spirit world or religion. Hand painted on a variety of papers, each one has its own individual beauty but also works in harmony when placed next to others, creating three dimensional, heavily textured surfaces that invites the viewer to look closely.