My work investigates the paths and patterns of timelines and connections, the synchronicity and randomness of existence; the chaos and coincidence amidst the 7 billion. I chart elements of my life, via pivotal points and the human connections I have made along the way. By plotting an axis of existence, almost as a ship would plot its course, I am creating abstract patterns of life. I am charting the synchronicity, the closeness, the continuity of connections to others over time. Numerology, layers and secret codes are charted and sewn together by threads to visually plot a graph of existence. I use silk threads as a drawing medium to tie up connections. I also use threads as pigment, line and form - plotting the charts and maps of coincidence into precision abstractions. I also question the notion of what is drawing and investigate new materials working together by using the medium of sewing through paper. From a distance people have often mistaken the line forms to be from either pen or pencil and it is only upon closer inspection that they have seen the use of silk threads sewn through the paper to create linear forms. The threads become the mark makers, the drawing tools, the colour and shape. I employ collage elements with old maps and graph paper - historical and scientific processes which are all reliant upon drawing to create something else.
CV & Education
Born 1972 London.
1991 - 96 MA Fine Art - University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh College of Art.
April 2013 The Other Art Fair, London
Nov 2012 Stars on Canvas – Maddox Gallery, Mayfair, London
May 2011 Open Fridge, Brighton
May 2011 Solo show, Moksha Caffe, Brighton
March 2011 Golden Square, London. One night pop up show
Feb 2011 Light Bite, Nottingham
Feb 2011 A New Year Exhibition, Solo show, Rushtead House, Surrey
Feb 2005 Art Auction, London – Children at Risk Foundation
Nov 2004 Brighton Art Fair
Oct 2004 On Site, Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
Sep 2004 Lewes Art Fair
Feb 2004 Digital works on show at Mojoe, Brighton
Sep 2003 FS+RGxM=3, Group Show, O2 Brasserie, London
Oct 2002 Hang Ten, Group show, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
July 2002 And so on…, Collaborative show, Mojoe, Brighton
March 2000 Kromatik, Solo show, Jacs Gallery, London
Oct 1999 Jam, Group show, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
Aug 1999 Undercurrents, 2 person show, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
May 1999 TellyOffy, Solo show, No Man’s An Island, Brighton
March 1999 Nu - Nu, Solo show, Hawth Theatre, Crawley
June 1996 Welcome to Shellyland, Degree show, Edinburgh
March 1996 Young Students, Group show, RSA, Edinburgh
Jan 1996 Dear Jim..., Installation, La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
Sep 1995 Shelly and me (I love you with all my art...), London
June 1994 Summer Show, Vintners Vaults, Edinburgh
Nov 1993 A Mile of Art, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
Jan 11 – May 12 Founder and curator of Custom Art - an exhibiting programme between Phoenix Arts Association and Moksha Caffe, Brighton.
July 08 – Feb 09 Personal art consultant for private client
Jan 05 – Dec 05 Private Art Tutor.
Sep - Dec 99 Gallery Volunteer at Fabrica Gallery, Brighton.
May 1997 - Studio member at Phoenix Arts Association, Brighton.
1998 - 2000 Member of gallery panel for Phoenix Arts Association, Brighton.
2004 Received Arts Council funding to participate in the first Brighton Art Fair.
1996 - present Completion of 20 private painting commissions and 7 private digital commissions. Works held in private collections in UK, Europe and USA
Dec 97/98/99/03 Commission of 13 small-scale paper based works for the annual Williams Lea Desktop Calendar.
Dec 96-July 97 Corporate painting commission for reception area of Williams Lea Group Ltd, London.