Attracted by the translucent quality of wax, I am exploring the ancient technique of encaustic painting - a hot wax method; using a highly personal and considered approach of construction in multiple layers.
The visual vehicles in this body of work are indecipherable texts, which resonate with the proliferation of mass communication and the increasing elusiveness of communication in relation to difficult issues.
I completed an Art Residency in New York in the Summer of 2011 and became fascinated by the encaustic method during this period.
However, it was not until the Spring of 2013 that I established a hot wax encaustic studio in the UK. Using multiple layers of organically refined beeswax; pouring, collaging, incising, drawing, under painting and incorporating metallic foils. The paintings have a disarming aroma and a tactility that I combine with an intuitive sense of colour, arresting the viewer and extending a technique still little known in this country.
Trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University, I recently completed an MA in Fine Art at Norwich University College of the Arts.
I pioneered Strangers Art Space in Norfolk; a studio and gallery initiative to bring outside influences to North Norfolk.
Recently relocated back to London, I am re-establishing the context for my art practice here and have taken part in several solo and group exhibitions; most recently at The Curwen Gallery and as part of the Derwent Prize Art Show - in November and December 2014, respectively.