As a third-year student at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham – Open College of the Arts Campus, I aim to develop my knowledge and improve my practice through study and creation in my North Cambridge studio.
Through my work I seek to narrate stories woven in abstraction, unseen worlds come into view and ours fades into the distance. Those seconds, minutes and hours in which we lose ourselves are the moments I seek capture in my art.
Working intuitively I use oil paints, repeatedly layering, covering, masking, and revealing to make complex meaningful surfaces. It may take days or weeks to achieve this, I must be patient and let the canvas evolve into what it wants to be, my role is to merely assist it.
I am also a Screen Actors' Guild award winning actor, existing in an alternative reality to my own from the moment a director says ‘action’ to the moment I hear ‘cut’. That sensation, of existing in a different reality, is something I hope viewers can experience when connecting with my paintings.
A still from Strike with Paul playing Michael Ellacott opposite Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott.