Based in South Manchester, I am a freelance artist and screen printer.
After graduation from Leeds college of Art in 2013, I set up a small business providing screen printing, painting and illustration services. The company Take Root Printing has grown and alongside the services I provide, I also produce my own organic range of garments.
Alongside the business I have continued my artistic practice ranging from watercolour and pen illustration work to my greatest passion, large scale portraiture. I use painting and illustration to comment on the circumstance of the day, from the oversaturated to the obscure. I enjoy using painting to retell a story that has been oversaturated in the media and also to shine a light on those our collective consciousness chooses to ignore.
I feel indebted to the spectator of my work, so choose to reward attention with ‘easter eggs’ in my work. These can range from small jokes to cryptic clues hidden in plain site. I enjoy the idea that someone can walk away from one of my paintings with their curiosity piqued, with a desire to pursue the chosen subject independently afterwards.
Recently I have participated in some great residencies, from a sojourn in the Leeds Print Workshop for Indie Food Week to a breathtaking residency at The Courti Estate, corfu.
Currently I have an oil painting at the RBSA gallery in their portraiture prize exhibition, which is open until the end of the month.