Glasgow School of Art
First Class BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking
Slade School of Fine Art
MFA in Fine Art Painting
‘Tears Like Northern Rain’, Where’s The Frame? (Online Publication), 2020:
Bloomsbury Festival Art Prize 2019
Slade Print Fair Scholarship 2019
Stevenston Award for a Painter of Merit, RSA New Contemporaries 2018
London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2020
RCA/Slade Graduate Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2020
Offshoot Winter Salon, Offshoot Gallery, London, 2019-20
Engendering Men’s Health (With Grayson Perry), UCL, London, 2019
Cartoons and Cereal, Offshoot Gallery, London, 2019
Pulling Teeth, ASC Gallery, London, 2019
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018, Liverpool Biennial/South London Gallery, 2018
Steady State? (two person show), King St Studios, Lancaster, 2018
RSA New Contemporaries 2018, Royal Scottish Academy, 2018
Best of Degree Show, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, 2017
Best of Scottish Degree Shows, Resonate Arts House, Alloa, 2017
ArtServing Suggestion, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, 2016
2 Years Licked, The Grace and Clarke Fyfe Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, 2015
Ariel, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2021
Tears Like Northern Rain, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, 2020
Bloomsbury Festival Art Prize, Senate House Library, London, 2019
Louis Bennett: Three Paintings, The Storey Gallery, Lancaster, 2017
Visiting Tutor, Camberwell College of Art, February 2020
Private Art Tuition, June 2020 – Present
Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art, January 2021
I Know Where I’m Going
Oil and Alkyd on Canvas, 160 x 210 cm
Under The Sky
Oil and Alkyd on Canvas
160 x 210 cm
She’s My Girl Now
Oil and Alkyd on Canvas
150 x 200cm
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I am a British painter exploring autobiography within shifting historical contexts. Through painting, I reflect on inherited identity, accountability, and being a white, northern artist working in a country in the death throes of a toxic, colonial nationalism.
My paintings follow a thread of British history from the distant past to the present day. Different decades allide, eras bleed together, and parallels are drawn between them. I am interested in the myth of England that grew with Empire and how it pertains to my hometown, an ex-slave port in the post-industrial north of England. My paintings explore the false idyll of green and pleasant England with a critical eye. My paintings have become increasingly autobiographical, turning focus onto my own relationships and mental health. I allow myself to emerge as a protagonist, picking through the visual detritus of a dead empire searching for answers to deeply personal struggles.