Fine Artist

Primarily a figurative artist my practice focuses on portraiture. I explore the many layers that make up personalities investigating and questioning 'what lies beneath?"

Researching new ways of looking and understanding portraiture through exploration, I investigate how to represent personalities through the mediums of oil painting and drawing.

My lines of enquiry have lead me to investigate social identities in order to unravel a social commentary.

I have looked at social media sites and community groups. The former has afforded me exploration and experimention due to the nature of how people choose to represent themselves through their own self-portraiture. This allows me as an artist to examine the psychology of social networks.

I have investigated facial expressions allowing a discursive narrative between artist, painting and viewer. I have taken this further with a line of enquiry that expands on this and evaluates social culture. Through this work I am beginning to question stereotypes.