My practice is centred around developing an understanding of people and place through a diverse range of projects and collaborations.
To explore the human experience and discover the spaces around us, sharing findings through a range of aesthetically charged outcomes employing the use of colour, text, form and more recently sound.
Using creativity as a tool to connect the participant, viewer, artist and the wider audience, hopefully to nurture wellbeing via the understanding of our own lives, spaces and the points of view of others.
Lives and works in North West England
2013-2016: BA (First Class Hons) Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
2012-2013: Art & Design Foundation Degree, University of Central Lancashire, Preston
Engagement & Collaboration
Current – Generation Change, collaborative art project with young people in Burnley.
Commissioned by Super Slow Way & Blaze Arts.
Current – The Value of Art, collaborative art project with communities in Bolton.
Commissioned by Bolton Library and Museum Service
Current – not sure, ongoing engagement project as part of Warrington Museum & Gallery’s Open Art Exhibition that asks the public to share what they are ‘not sure’ about.
Artist initiated project
Ongoing – The Partnership developmental project for artists with learning disabilities in Blackpool.
Commissioned by Grundy Gallery, Blackpool & Venture Arts Manchester
Handle with Care, Fylde & Wyre November 2020
Collaborative artist book documenting the people who participated in the Fylde & Wyre Scrub Hub.
Commissioned by CPP Organisation LeftCoast
Festival of Hope, Bolton July 2020.
Collaborative project to capture and present stories of hope from a multigenerational community in Bolton to share online as part of the festival.
Commissioned by Bolton Library and Museum Service’s young producers
imagine a world, Harris Museum & art Gallery, Preston 2019
JOY, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool 2019
Songs for Strangers, Fylde Gallery, Blackpool 2019
DETACHED,AIR Gallery, Altrincham 2019
Semi-detached,Hanover Project, Preston 2017
Selected Group Exhibitions
Warrington Open 2019, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 2019
Abingdon Studios Room, Art B&B, Blackpool 2019
Inner Landscapes: A Snapshot, PAPER Gallery, Manchester 2019
Inner Landscapes, HilbertRaum, Berlin 2019
Paste Table Gallery, Putney Library, London 2018
Twice as Nice,PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2018
Tracing PAPER, PAPER Gallery, Manchester, 2018
KAOS Festival of Contemporary Collage,Layer House, Slovenia, 2018
Something Or Nothing, Abingdon Studios Blackpool, 2018
Outcome, PR1 Gallery, Preston 2018
Art& York, York Racecourse, 2017
New Mills Festival, The Studios, New Mills, 2017
On – Going, SLOE Gallery, Manchester, 2017
AIR Open 2017, AIR Gallery, Altringham, 2017
Looking In, Looking Through, Neo:gallery23, Bolton, 2017
Small World, Mirabel Studios, Manchester, 2017
Art + Text, 44AD, Bath, 2017
Abingdon Studios, Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, 2017
Remnants, Hanover Project, Preston, 2017
It Shouldn’t Really Work, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, October 2016
Means, Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, September 2016
West Lancashire Open Exhibition 2016, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, 2016
The Bones of It, UCLan BA Fine Art Degree Show, Hanover Project, Preston, 2016
12-2-1, Blackburn Museum, Blackburn, 2016
Echoes, Lytham Hall, Lytham St Annes, 2015
West Lancashire Open Exhibition 2015, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, 2015
Breakfast Included, Pop up gallery, Blackpool, 2015
Best of Britannia, Old Post Office Building, Preston, 2015
Clarissa Corfe Selects, Hanover Project, Preston, 2015
Conversations Series II: Other Transmissions, Lead Artist, Venture Arts & Grundy Gallery 2019/20
Public Art Commission, Fancie Bench, Quality Corridors Project, Blackpool Council 2019/20
Sculptural Installation, Art B&B, Blackpool 2019
Awards & Prizes
Associate Artist for the Turnpike Gallery, Leigh 2018 – Present
Associate Artist Award, Art B&B CIC, LeftCoast ACE 2018-19
Second Prize BATH Open Art Prize 2017
Artlab Contemporary Print Fellowship Award 2016
DS16 Award Winner Fine Art category 2016
Contemporary Art Collection, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Centre for Fine Print Research, University of West England, Bristol