I exhibited and sold at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2010. In 2011 I had a successful solo exhibition in Denmark and I am currently showing work in Flagstaff, Arizona. In August 2012, I will be exhibiting at ‘Art Hvide Sande’, a two week art exhibition and festival in the harbour town of Hvide Sande on the west coast of Denmark.
My work draws from images and text collected in my sketchbooks which through free association create playful abstractions. I am interested in narrative, specifically the ambiguous, subjective ‘hidden’ narrative - glimpses of an altogether different narrative order; where the 'story' remains oblique or partial, ambiguous and undeclared. The work is multidirectional and open ended. Meaning is inherent but impossible to pin down precisely.
Perhaps to describe best how I see it would be to say that I play the role of set designer. I create the environment and provide the players. Elements of text where present act as set direction. The viewer becomes the director, who uses all the information before them to create the play. That the resulting story could be different for everyone is something that fascinates me.
The work is primarily layers of painting combined with collaged elements. However, I also use the decollage technique - cutting, tearing or sanding away parts of the built up surface image to reveal layers below.
Much of my work is on a small scale format because it offers the freedom to explore a range of painting possibilities very quickly. I combine this work with larger pieces based on the same material.