Do you ever feel like the sky is falling down? It could do any minute. Just because the natural order has behaved a certain way previously, this is not sufficient ground upon which to predict its future behaviour. Nowadays we seem perched on a cultural and climatic precipice, often surprised by huge movements in the world around us. We are stuck in a state of anxious inertia, watching the melodrama unfold cartoonishly outside of our control. I channel the things I see around me into an alternate, filtered reality made up of images and objects. This is a world of games, bricks and grass, of preachers, thugs and loners. Phenomena appear and vanish; disasters strike.

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Recent & Upcoming Exhibitions:

First The Bad News, Residency @ Muddy Yard, Brixton, 19 October - 2 November 2017

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2017, Royal Arsenal Riverside, 20-23 October 2017

Creekside Open 2017 selected by Jordan Baseman @ APT Gallery, 4 - 28 May 2017

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, March 2017


Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, Royal Arsenal Riverside, London, 17-20 November 2016

WOW, MOM, Hong Kong, August 2016

Re-Enchantment: Celebrating Modern Magic , The Asylum, Peckham, London, April 2016

The Printing Process, Tom's Etching Studio, Hackney, March 2016

Peckham Open '15 - Peckham Platform, London, December 2015

SHIFT -  BA Fine Art Degree Show, Leeds, June 2015

Guess Who's Back - Old Mining Building, Leeds, October 2015

Envisaging Human Rights - juried exhibition at BAM/PFA, Berkeley, California, April – September 2014 - Honorable Mention

Living by the Moon - with Helen Butler, Berkeley Arts Festival, Berkeley, May 2014


By Proxy The Darkling Beast Shines, Performance for Art Licks Weekend @ APT Gallery, London, 30 September 2016

Important Survival Memo - Debut Space, University of Leeds, May 2015

Pic' n' mix - Debut Space, University of Leeds, April 2015

Pile-up - Old Mining Building, Leeds, March 2015


Spindleshanks @ All Saints Rectory, January 2017- present

Residencies @ Rotherhithe Picture Research Library

The Debut Series, University of Leeds 2014-15

SHIFT, BA Fine Art Degree Show, Leeds 2015


BA Fine Art - University of Leeds 2011-15  (1st Class Honours)

University of California, Berkeley 2013-14

City & Guilds of London Art School - Foundation Art & Design