I attended St Martins Art School in the late 1980’s and have had a regular studio practice since this time.
My practice is a response to the urban landscape under reconstruction. My paintings feature specific sites, Willesden Junction, Kings Cross, the 2012 London Olympic Site and most recently, Dungeness beach.
I attempt to respond to memories and feelings about a place rather than a more literal transcription, thus my painting becomes more about residues and fragments.
The destruction and rebuilding of a site takes the form of repeated grids, scaffolding and half built structures, simultaneously disappearing and reappearing.
I use collage as a way of describing landscape. By recycling my own work into collage, this medium has enabled me to experiment and develop a language personal to me.
I run collage workshops from my home and from my studio. The latter, Arlington is a shared space with a hostel for homeless people in Camden Town.
The Peggy Jay Gallery Burgh House, Hampstead
Beached, exploring the wastelands of Dungeness Beach, 2016
Higher Faster Stronger, the building of the Olympic Site, 2012
All Change, the regeneration of Kings Cross, 2005
Severed Connections Lost Landscapes, 2001
From New Mexico to Willesden Junction, 1996
RA Summer Exhibition, 2013
RA Summer Exhibition, 2010
'Picture This', prize winners for a Print of Kings Cross, Scarlet Maguire Gallery, 2006
Winner of Metro Newspaper award for a digital print of Kings Cross, 2004
Alberto Vilar Gallery, Hoxton, 2003