Through my paintings I explore the impossibility of being separate from what we encounter, both as a body in an environment and when looking. You never ‘just’ see something – visual perception is always a case of you looking at something and that something looking back at you. Also, the way in which you approach an object or any situation is dependent upon and influenced by whatever pre-existing knowledge or ‘angle on the world’ that we already possess. In a sense, the act of looking, and one’s own assumptions determine what object, thing, or space is.

In my work I use gloss paint, its reflective qualities make the viewer aware that they are looking at an object. The shiny surface creates a disturbance of the notion of one-way vision, a kind of barrier. For me this is a metaphor for how one can never see the thing that one is looking at in its entirety.

I am interested in exploring the gap between what you see and what is actually there. There is a paradox between knowledge gained through the senses and actuality. For instance, while there is a sense of depth and space within my paintings, the drips on the edges of the canvas remind the viewer that the works are essentially composed of material on a flat surface.

For me, painting stems from a kind of uncertainty about the nature of the real – that what you see may not be what’s there, or that it may be all that there is there: it involves a rethinking and questioning of what is taken for granted in terms of seeing.





Current – MA Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School

Turps Banana Studio Programme  (2012 – 2013)

City & Guilds of London Art School (2008 – 2011)

BA Hons Fine Art Painting: First Class Degree

Camberwell College of Art & Design (2007 – 2008)

Foundation Diploma





⇒ Co-founder of artist led, peripatetic initiative, The Juncture:


Group Exhibitions


Creekside Open selected by Sacha Craddock

Creekside Open selected  by Brian Griffith


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Steal The Show, Bentinck Street, Glasgow


Anthology, Charlie Smith London

Europa, Transition Gallery

Visions of Abstraction, Gallery Elena Shchukina

Flesh in Focus, Brocket Gallery



Art Car Boot Fair

Greater Depths: Redefining Watercolour, Brocket Gallery

Vault Festival



Wells Art Contemporary

Best of Bow Arts, selected by Mark Wallinger

Art Car Boot Fair, London, Liverpool, Folkestone

Tete a Tete, Cannes

Preamble, The Juncture, Unit 3

First Come, First Served, Lion and Lamb



Freeze 13, The Mayor’s Parlour

Turps Banana Studio Programme Final Show, Vigo Gallery

Turps Banana Studio Exhibition, V22 Exhibition Space

Artist of the Day, Flowers Gallery

Art Car boot fair, Brick Lane

Turps Banana Interim Show, Mayor’s Parlour

First Come, First Served, Lion and Lamb



House Rules, Simmons & Simmons

Victoria Park Salon, 1, 2 & 3



City & Guilds Degree Show



VAULT, Lambeth Accord


Solo Exhibitions

Sunset Strips and Stains, Brocket Gallery, 2016

Behind Your Burly, Town House Spitalfields, 2014

The Currell Collection, October 2012




Simmons & Simmons

John Jones



The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers: 2011