I am a fine artist working in oil paint, photography, ceramic sculpture, installation, animation and video.
I work with themes that are personal to me and then process them into exhibited work which encourages the viewer to question their preconceptions or misconceptions surrounding themselves and others in our wider societies.
It is important to me that whilst my work remains cathartic and adds to my own personal healing and learning, that it also can add to the understanding and development of others.
Whilst the themes my work revolves around are often tough subjects, I strive to take these and evolve them into work which is thoughtful and questioning, drawing parallels and seeking answers rather than dwelling upon trauma itself.
I have exhibited work internationally, won the Lancashire Arts Festival Foundation Award and worked as an artist with The National Saturday Club.
My MA project Inguz is broader thematically than my previous works. Whilst it has given me space to consider my place as a neurodiverse person in a neurotypically driven society, it centres of a much wider lens based in research. It looks into the percentages of our country who are neurodiverse and neurodivergent and their reflections upon one another. Dually it also explores the links between neurodiverse conditions and the fight flight or freeze response. Society is not for one or the other of us it is for all and this work is a chance to contemplate this.
- Lancashire Arts Festival Foundation Award - 2018
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