About Me

Art that provokes people to reconsider the familiar, inspires me and I have spent several years working with people in different communities of all ages and backgrounds.




About Me
 
I am a northern Yorkshire Artist, whose art practice is re-emerging after a period of recovery after serious illness. I hope to share work both past and present as the journey is intrinsic to where I am today. I am currently exploring Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in relation to my art practice. CBT teaches you how to challenge negative thoughts and I am exploring this through both the process of me personally making (helping me to gain confidence in my work) and the subject matter (challenging the assumptions of my home-town Keighley - how does the image of a place affect the lives of the people living in it?).

Studying art at various different establishments has given me the chance to explore different art forms, but more recently I have returned to the tactile/sensory and instinctive process of painting. As a young child I had difficulty talking but my parents encouraged me to be creative and I soon learnt how powerful art could be to aid communication. This has instilled in me a deep connection with art and it has always been such an important part of my life. As I grew into an awkward teenager I learnt how I could use art to express myself, and went on to study conversation theory on my 4D Fine Art degree at Central Saint Martins.

I love to experiment, play and manipulate materials and am driven by a passionate intention to convey my interpretations of reality. You can see what kind of work I’ve done so far by browsing my selected work. Please to not hesitate to contact me for any more information.