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I am a Cumberland born artist who originally studied at Sheffield (BA) and Chelsea (MA). This website introduces my recent work and gradually documents key previous pieces that continue to influence me.


I am currently investigating work for a group show at London's APT Gallery next year, entitled 'Doublethink'.

The ultimate subtlety: consciously to induce unconsciousness, and then become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed. Orwell.

These works play with dichotomy and the sometimes intense reflection of the surrounding world. They hover between a seeming concrete reality on one hand and an underlying dislocation on the other. Often the familiarity of imagery lowers our guard and we so often measure our reality based on what might be absolute fabrication. I hope these pieces sharpen our senses by exploring structure and context a little bit further, evolving new narratives which reflect our unspoken experience. These images can both cement our expectation and gently fracture it.

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