Portraiture is a great passion of mine and I am constantly asking what makes a portrait great and how can this be achieved. Through studying portraiture, I explore the relationship between the painter and the sitter and how this can influence the way the portrait is portrayed. When making a portrait my goal is for the piece to have presence, as I believe it is this that allows a portrait to come alive.
I mostly work in paint, with drawing at the core of all my work. I use acrylics and most recently have been learning to use oil paints. I find that I am constantly exploring and evolving my style in both mediums. I enjoy working on large pieces, adopting both an expressive style and also a slow measured approach.
I am currently studying Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at Plymouth college of Art, going into my third and final year in October 2016. The degree has been very process led and I have learnt a variety of new techniques in all disciplines. I also enjoy crafts and bookbinding.