I have worked in the arts, culture and heritage sector, delivering informal education programmes at museums and galleries, since graduating with a 1st class degree in Fine Art, in 2013.
My professional career plays an important part in my creative journey through the research and learning opportunities it provides. For me, portraiture is about the dynamic between sitter, artist and viewer. Interpretation of the interactions and barriers that exist in relationships inspires the thought process behind my work. Thus the teaching element of my career also has a large influence on my artistic practice, through the group interaction/ participation opportunities it offers.
My artistic process involves experimenting with photography and drawing techniques to capture people and scenes from every day life. I also occasionally involve sitters in collaborative drawing activities. These experiments inform my “final” painted portraits and I often project directly from photographs or drawings to compose new images.