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artist statement

Currently, I am creating a body of work in response to community groups in contemporary society, exploring aspects such as social history, mental health, the human condition and the psychological state of being.

Striping my work back to primarily drawings has enabled me to create elements of beauty, contradicting and contrasting with imagery which portrays serious subject matter. Audio extracts of the sitters complement the imagery and enhance the viewing experience. Ultimately, my work aims to create a narrative which conveys important contemporary issues. Through these artworks I aim to open discourse and debate tackling these social topics.

qualifications and training


2006     PGCE Early Years (NQT status), University of Hull, Scarborough

2005     BA Honours Degree in Fine Art, University of Hull, Scarborough

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Joint Exhibitions

2023     Ferens Open Exhibition: Ferens Art Gallery: Hull

2023     Bridlington Open Studios: Gallery 49: Bridlington

2021     Joint Exhibition: Bridlington Contemporary: Bridlington

2020    Extraordinary Postcards for Extraordinary Times: Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange: Penzance

2020    Art on Paper: Morton Gallery: Bridlington

2020    Ferens Open Exhibition: Ferens Art Gallery: Hull

2017    Hand In: Double Yolke, Newcastle

2017    Ferens Open Exhibition: Ferens Art Gallery, Hull (City of Culture 2017)

2015    Dark Rooms: The Old Press, St Austell, Cornwall

2015    At the Edge: Gallery Forty Nine, Bridlington

2015    Forbidden: Guerilla Galleries, The Daniel Libeskind Space, London

2014    ARTzelle: Guerilla Galleries, Streets of London

2014    ArtWaves Festival, The Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington

2014    Urban Life: Guerilla Galleries, London

2014    Guerilla Galleries Presents Random Works: Hoxton Gallery, London

2014    Escape to Happiness: Guerilla Galleries, London

2013    New Work: Ga11ery Eleven, Filey

2013    Don’t Judge a Dog by its Collar!: The Riverside, Sheffield

2013    Group Exhibition: Ga11ery Eleven, Filey

2013    Random Acts of Artistry 2: Guerilla Galleries, London

2013    Gallery Forty-Nine’s Spring Exhibition: Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington

2013    Bridlington Old Town: Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington

2013    Seasons Greetings: Alex May Gallery, Bridlington

2012    Dirty Pretty Things: Gallery@ Spa, Bridlington

2012    Pop up: Alex May Gallery, Bridlington

2012    More than just a pretty face: Back o’ the Shop Gallery, Terrington

2012    East Coast Artists: Back o’ the Shop Gallery, Terrington

2012    Awakening: Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington

2012    Mixed Exhibition: South Street Gallery, Scarborough

2012    East Coast Open: Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough

2011    Selection Box 2011: Back o’ the Shop Gallery, Terrington

2011    Christmas Exhibition: Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington

2011    Malice in Wonderland: West Wing Gallery, Sewerby Hall, Sewerby

2011    Mini Postcard Exhibition: South Street Gallery, Scarborough

2011    Joint Exhibition: Gallery Forty-Nine, Bridlington


Solo Exhibitions

2017    Dark Matters: Spotlight Gallery - Artlink, Hull (City of Culture 2017)

2016    Feature Artist: Voxel Gallery, Online

2014    East Riding and Hull Open Studios: Behind the Times, Bridlington

2014    North Yorkshire Open Studios: Ga11ery Eleven, Filey

2013    Feature Artist: Roller Gallery, Online

2013    North Yorkshire Open Studios: Beiderbecke’s Hotel, Scarborough

2011    Reveal Open Studios: Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington




2016   Yorkshire Coast Radio Interview: February

2016   BBC Radio Humberside, Live Interview: February

2016   Live on ITV National/Local News: February

2016   Unaccredited Extra in ‘Dads Army’ Film: Director – Oliver Parker

2014   BBC Radio Humberside, Live interview with Phil White: September

2014   BBC Radio Humberside, Live Interview with Phil White: June

2013   BBC1 Regional News, Evening News interview with Paul Murphy: October

2013   Scarborough TV News, Online Feature Film: July – Present

2013   BBC Radio Humberside, Interview with Phil White: June

2013   Yorkshire Coast Radio, Interview: June

2012   BBC Radio Humberside, Live Interview with Phil White: December

2012   Unaccredited Extra in David Hockney’s artist films – Movement: World Touring

2011   ITV1 Countrywise Interview with Paul Heiney, episode 12: aired 7th July

recent exhibitions 

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