I am primarily a painter and I work fairly laboriously in oil paint on gesso panels or boards a build up of layers paint gives a complexity and depth to the surface which is often difficult to negotiate because of its sheen sometimes they have embossed embedded elements removed and added over time.
I am interested in the object, the overlooked the discarded, the collected the lost, the narrative and history of that object. I have made work responding to Lost Property, the discarded object, the souvenir the emphemeral, examining those objects considering their past their form and their signifance.
Art gives the past a form saves it from disintegration and change.
Maidstone College of Art B.A hons Fine Art.
Wimbledon School of Art M.A in Painting.
2018 “Seen Unseen”
Curated By Melanie Miller
Long and Ryle London
Exhibiting artists: Juliette Losq, Anna Gardiner, Louise McClary, Melanie Miller,
Sue Williams A;court Poet : Alice Oswald
2018-19 “The Form of Things Unknown” le Salon Vert Geneva Switzerland
2014 “Natural History” Long and Ryle February
2011 “Close:Still” Millenium St Ives June
2010 ”Moth Boy and Bees” Long and Ryle. London September
2009 “Small Truths” Millennium St Ives October
2008 “Particular” Hilton Young Penzance
Recent exhibitions include:
Royal Academy Summer exhibition 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
‘The Discerning Eye’ Mall galleries, London 2002-2014, 2015,2016
Invited artist at the ‘Discerning Eye’ exhibition November 2011
Threadneedle Prize 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015,2016
Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize 2009
“Beauty is the garden” Long and Ryle London 2016
‘Forgotten Landscapes’ Long and Ryle, London. 2009
‘Gallery Artists’ Millennium Gallery St Ives, Cornwall 2008-2012,
“Mixed show” Beaux Arts Bath 2010, 2011
Contemporary Perspectives 2012