(b.1986 Keighley) Contemporary artist based in Bradford, West Yorkshire (UK) My work explores the relationships and ideas between subject and emotion, combining visceral energy with experience through painting. Inspired by the human form, poetry and the natural world, I use the language of abstraction to create work that emphasises on mood and expression to determine the overall feeling of the paintings. I predominantly work with enamel and household paints on materials such as paper, board, card, textiles and wood that I find in everyday life. My main focus is to create work that evokes the senses and ultimately communicates a positive and constructive view of the world.
What motivates you to be an artist?
I believe that my role as an artist is to communicate my experience of life and translate that through painting.
Why is art important to you?
Art is self expression, without it no one has a voice