My artworks are a physical representation of thought process. The aim is to demonstrate the raw motion of thinking without the weight of any particular subject. I do not want to show what I am thinking about, but rather how I am thinking. Through the creation of unscripted works, which are built up through a series of reactionary choices, a physical interpretation of how I think comes into being. Each line, or piece of installation material, I place is an aesthetic reaction to the one that preceded it and thus my work grows organically. I have termed my creative method ‘Thought Portraiture’ largely because my work acts like a visual diary, an autobiography written in lines, colour and occasionally cardboard instead of words. I am recording my journey in this world and exploring life’s processes along the way.
The origin of my story is not peculiar or dramatic but it is the introduction to my journey; and where better to start than the beginning? I, like many artists, was creative from a young age. Frequently writing bizarre stories and drawing mythical creatures, I had an imagination overflowing with ideas; a trait which thankfully I still possess. Throughout my educational life these interests in the creative subjects persisted and were nurtured. I acquired many new skills and worked with more media than I can even remember during my school years; anything and everything became tools to express myself with. The openness to materials grew exponentially when I began my Foundation studies at Loughborough University and I became extremely resourceful. However something even more interesting occurred during that year which has proved integral to my artistic practice; I developed a conceptual mind. Art gained meaning beyond simple visual presence and the world became a much more exciting place for me. Now armed with a National Diploma in Art and Design and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design I set out to earn my Degree in Fine Art. This brings us to the present day and, of course, my current work.