I am a cross-media artist based in Belper, Derbyshire. I specialise in painting, drawing, live art performance, walkshops and intervention.
My practice is informed by my interest in psychogeography, ritual, and all things folkloric.
I undertake private commissions, I exhibit, teach, mentor and perform... as a live artist, a spoken word artist and as a musician. I facilitate workshops in visual art, carnival arts, various psychogeographic activities (documented derives, portraits of contexts, environmental poetry...) and music...from English folk to Brazilian samba.
Since graduating from art school I have worked as a gardener, an archaeological illustrator, a gallery education officer, an actor, a carnival artist, a corporate trainer, a musician, a secular chaplain, a celebrant and a lecturer. I have taught at universities, colleges, prisons, hospitals, schools and art galleries across the UK and beyond (I continue to teach drawing at Nottingham Trent University and am a founder member of Belper Pop-up Art School). Throughout this time I have maintained a fine art practice: making work in the studio, exhibiting and performing in galleries. The work I undertake within socially engaged, educational, public, folkloric, gallery and studio contexts is all part of one practice. I resist the imposition of barriers that divide artists and resist systems of classification wherever I can.
Studio visits and meetings are free.