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
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