BA (Hons) Fine Art
My practice is an exploration of intuitive mark making coupled with an attention to the
legacies and processes of abstract painting. Depicting an engagement with the spontaneous nature of expressive imagery through scribbles and unpredictable tension translated through the profile of colour and texture. These approaches are brought to life whilst finding a balance between spontaneous bursts of joyful expression and, on occasion, calculated annotations describing the interchange between both text and symbols. This is achieved with the intention of gradually accumulating a personal vocabulary of marks to create a common monologue between each painting, whilst still exploring a new composition and playful process in each piece. This is all done whilst proudly linking my painterly approach to a response to the urban environment in which I have grown up in, being born and raised in Manchester. My finishing touches of graffiti inspired marks also speak to the sweet spontaneity and symbolism that street art exposes us to day to day.