My paintings depict the melancholy, alienation and detachment that lie behind the glossy veneer of consumerism. The images are clean and precise, while the painting style is physical, loose and expressive.
Through the use of high key, luminous colour and glossy metallics I exploit the language of fashion and advertising in order to subvert it. My painterly hand references my desire for a return of humanity and spirit to a consumerist world.
Recent work has been concerned with the power of branding and advertising within contemporary culture and its emphasis on celebrity, fame, youth and beauty.
In 2011, I graduated from the National Art School with an Honours Degree in Painting and was Highly Commended in the John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing.
In 2012, I was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize, Whyalla Art Prize, Northern Rivers Portrait Prize and Albany Art Prize.
This year I have already been a finalist in the Salon des Refusés, Calleen Art Award and the Toyota Emerging Artist exhibition.
Moreover since graduating I have held three solo shows and been involved in numerous group shows.