Born 8th February 1972, Gravesend, Kent. Falmouth School of Art, 1991-1994, BA (hons) Fine Art.
In 2002 I produced a set of twenty paintings from the parkland at Canford School, Dorset. This was my first figurative project since leaving Falmouth School of Art in 1994. I returned to abstract painting before starting a new series of work in 2005 that focused on a small area of my garden in front of my shed, where my children play and help to plant and tend the flowers. The first set of these paintings was shown in Winchester in 2006 and has since continued to be a major focus for me. The work is a documentation of growth, change and development of the direct world around me. Members of my family appear in some of the paintings but their suggested presence is in all the work.
The link with photography is important in the painting. The exaggerated depth of field and pixilated elements of the work link closely with photography and give the work associations with time and history.