My artistic practice is a perpetual adventure and journey of self-discovery that I never want to end. As long as my heart still beats in my chest, it never will.
My work is primarily abstract in acrylic paint on canvas, but I often combine this with collage, drawing, digital illustration and writing. Through my work I explore and express the central tenets of my life that I hold dear; playfulness and spontaneity, the importance of balance, presence, open and honest communication, and maintaining a child-like sense of wonder with the world around me.
My main goal when creating a piece of art is to enjoy myself as much as possible. I need to be excited enough by what I’m doing to warrant working in my studio day after day rather than the myriad of other pleasurable things I could be doing with my time. I feel that if I’m truly engaged by my work, then people will see that pouring out of what I produce and will respond to it. It’s my hope that my audience feel as invigorated by my work as I do when I lay down that final brush stroke.
Many of my artistic impulses are driven by my experience with meditation and mindfulness, and an appreciation of the importance of good mental health. My work is a channel of communication between my subconscious and waking mind. I often won’t fully understand what I’m making until quite some time after it’s completed, when the pieces fall into place and the work will finally make sense to me. I find this endlessly interesting and engaging.
I believe that when we engage in true creativity and flow that we tap into something deeper than we’re able to detect with our limited human senses. For me, I get a meaningful sense of being at one with nature and the mysterious fabric of reality; the rhythms, the patterns, the energy. It’s no surprise then that I take much of my creative inspiration from musicians rather than other visual artists.
I’ve exhibited work in London, Chelmsford and Southend-on-Sea and my work is featured in dozens of private collections. I currently work out of a shared studio space in my home town of Chelmsford, Essex.