I am interested in values and systems either spiritual, physical, sentimental, monetary, aesthetic or political. I often take things from everyday life and give them importance beyond their regular status, or vice-versa. Sometimes I point out existing contradictions within values and systems, other times I create my own, making our existing values become confused and undermined.
Through living in a big western city I'm strongly influenced and
informed by consumerism, advertising, fashion and in the case of art -
historic teaching and approval from the establishment.
My work can be thought of as a backlash against consumerism, fashion and what I am taught, as I often have great affection for things that I am told have no value and little connection to things, which are apparently significant. My end aim is to create beautiful, sensitive works that evoke an emotive response and provoke questions about humanity whilst containing what I consider to be, high artistic values.
I was born in 1975 in Chelmsford, Essex but was brought up in Doncaster, Yorkshire. I attended Doncaster School of Art and Design before studying Printmaking at Wolverhampton University where I won the Mander Award for excellence in printmaking. Since graduating I have lived and worked in London.