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 people through the mediums of oil painting and drawing.

My current line of enquiry has lead me to research social class, looking specifically at social groups by focusing on social integration.

I have looked at social media sites and community groups. The former has allowed me to explore and experiment 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 am currently exploring facial expressions allowing a discursive narrative between artist, painting and viewer. I have a further line of enquiry that expands on this and evaluates social culture.Through this work I am beginning to question stereotypes.