No Man is an Island (2013)

My current practice is almost entirely inspired by biological science and my work celebrates the combination of this interest and visual art.

The Tree of Life (2012)

My work explores my desire to better understand my surroundings in both the physical and the metaphysical sense. By using the creative process as a method to help analyse, deconstruct and recreate the intangible into the rational and visual. Taking on a holistic viewpoint and extrapolating into the microscopic, I use linear decoration and pattern illustrating the bifocal nature of my way of thinking. With a background in biochemistry and biological science much of my ideas revolve around the interconnecting mechanisms of nature, eco systems and our co-existence as a species. I also explore ideas around colour physics.

I am currently developing ideas around chance and order, balance and imbalance and the self- conscious, with influences from British Constructivism and artists such as Victor Pasmore and Kenneth Martin.

Exhibitions and Publications

To have this and other opportunities to share my work with you is joyous. I have been lucky enough to have been part of many group and solo shows since starting to exhibit in 2009.

Group:
2010, 2011, 2012 – Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Exhibition
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 – ‘The Light’ group exhibition
2011, 2012 – Leeds Central Art Library
2013 – Chapel Allerton Arts Trail
2013 – Place and Memory, Holy Trinity, Leeds
2014 – ‘Layers’ The Tetley Gallery Leeds
2015 – Art Trail – Mustard Pot, Leeds

Solo:
2010 – Naturata Solo exhibition, Inkwell Arts, Leeds
2012 – Vitae Exhibition, Inkwell, Leeds
2015 – Linea – Inkwell, Leeds
2015 – Chaos and Order – Lamberts Yard, Leeds

Projects
Genera project 2015 – Installation and Exhibition at Leeds Art Library, Central Library Leeds

Publications

‘Tree of Life’ painting used as the cover of ‘Phylogenies in Ecology’ by Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies. Princeton University Press 2016

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