Artist Statement

I am interested in structure and perception, from the architecture we inhabit to the building blocks of reality. I often depict the domestic space, seeing it as a symbol for both human experience and the mind itself. The place we call home can feel like a sanctuary or a prison, whether it is made of bricks or brain cells. I consider the possibility that ‘home’ is a structure operating at different levels of perception and experienced at various scales, such as the personal, cultural and universal.

My work oscillates between internal and external worlds, often sitting on the threshold between the known and unknown. I make paintings that aim to embody a slight unease and uncertainty, whilst also suggesting a sense of hope and quiet optimism. I consider the notion that at the root of all problems is the appearance of separation: that we consider ourselves separate from everything and everyone else. However, like paint on a canvas, all things are fundamentally made of the same stuff, temporarily arranged and subjectively experienced.


2005  BA Contemporary Photographic Practice, Northumbria University: First Class Honours

2002  Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, South Tyneside College


2020  Animal Party, Victoria Works, Sheffield 

2019  Black and White Christmas, Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough

2019  The Autumn Exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne

2019  Members Show, Bloc Projects, Sheffield

2018  Dotty, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne

2018  A Study of Imaginary Chasms, Gosforth Civic Theatre

2017  Exchanging Views, Ouseburn Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne

2017  Footprints, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne

2016  10 x 8, Stills, Edinburgh

2016  Northern Print @ St Dominic’s Church, Newcastle upon Tyne

2016  Engaging with Print, Gallery 45, Felton

2015  20:20 Print Exchange, Hot Bed Press, Salford

2012  Play Time, Ouse Street Arts Club, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2011  Still Light, Foundry Lane Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne

2010  My City, City Space, University of Sunderland

2010  Inspire, Arthur Robinson House, Billingham

2009  Urban Landscapes, The Artworks Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

2007  Outside In, Northern Print, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2006  Navigating the Space this side of paradise, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne

2006  New Works, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne 

2005  Helios 3, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne

2005  A Thousand Words, Northumbria University Degree Show