The paintings in this ongoing series are inspired by textures such as rock surfaces or what is happening at my feet. The paintings I create of these surfaces come from an intense, laboured process of analysis, research and planning. This process is not only extremely therapeutic but also epitomises my approach to day-to-day activities.

These paintings allow me to experiment with blurring the boundaries between reality and artifice, possibly prompting a deeper scrutiny which is reflective of how I analyse and process information. I am fascinated by the theory of Jean Baudrillard’s treatise of simulacra and simulation which examines the relationship between reality and imitation.

I use a variety of mixed media including wax, clay, charcoal and acrylic paint to create paintings which are similar to, but not an exact copy of the original surface; inviting a closer inspection of the painting and prompting the viewer to ask questions about how it has been made. 

Paving Slab at Brooks, Winchester

Paving Slab at Brooks, Winchester

2017, Wax and acrylic painting on wooden board

I Couldn't Find Any Rocks In Winchester

I Couldn't Find Any Rocks In Winchester

2017, Wax and acrylic painting on wooden board

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

At the Old Truman Brewery, London. 2017, five wax and acrylic paintings on individual wooden boards plus one stone slab, sand. 196x132cm

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

At the Old Truman Brewery, London. 2017, five wax and acrylic paintings on individual wooden boards plus one stone slab, sand. 196x132cm

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

2017, five wax and acrylic paintings on individual wooden boards plus one stone slab, sand. 196x132cm

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

2017, five wax and acrylic paintings on individual wooden boards plus one stone slab, sand. 196x132cm

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

Easting 448314 Northing 129515

2017, five wax and acrylic paintings on individual wooden boards plus one stone slab, sand. 196x132cm

Easting 317547 Northing 516111

Easting 317547 Northing 516111

2016, wax, clay, paint on canvas

Easting 448391 Northing 129467

Easting 448391 Northing 129467

2016, mixed media on paper

Easting 185656 Northing 075525

Easting 185656 Northing 075525

2016, mixed media on paper

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #6

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #6

2016, mixed media on paper

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #5

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #5

2016, mixed media on paper

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #4

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #4

2016, mixed media on paper

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #3

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #3

2016, mixed media on paper

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #2

Easting 448394 Northing 129474 #2

2016, mixed media on paper

Easting 448200 Northing 129196 #1

Easting 448200 Northing 129196 #1

2015, mixed media on paper

Easting 448200 Northing 129196 #2

Easting 448200 Northing 129196 #2

2015, mixed media on paper

Easting 185197 Northing 075861 #4

Easting 185197 Northing 075861 #4

2014, mixed media on paper

Easting 185197 Northing 075861 #1

Easting 185197 Northing 075861 #1

2014, mixed media on paper