The works I created are abstract still life’s around the concept of home and ‘homing’, and how our connection to objects, patterns, colours and textures, the details within our lives, shape our sense of self.

Currently, I work mostly in acrylic and household emulsion, painting onto wooden boards and unbleached linen or creating an abstract marbled background on canvas to arrange my compositions upon. I like to leave some of the board or linen revealed, to reveal the process of the painting’s creation and integrate it into the context of the painting, I also do this on canvas by building up thin layers of paint for each new object applied to the composition, so that the base patterns and colours can still be read through the subsequent layers.

With a background in Fine Art and Scenic Art, colour and texture are central to my appreciation of an environment, drawing on architecture and everyday objects to introduce individual points of interest and understanding. I enjoy deconstructing the world through an on-going process of collage, creating paintings full of vivid colours and slowly built up layers of texture from a collection of photos, videos, audio recordings and small sketches made on location.

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Venue : Perfect Blend,  8-9 Streatleigh Parade, Streatham High Rd, Streatham Wells, London SW16 1EQ