Recent Work & Activity

Proud to publish the second artwork for the J'adore La Vie Cabaret & Couture duo act series 'La Femme Mistique'... "Inspired by the world renowned French couture designer Thierry Muglar. Set on a 90's catwalk, this striking and utterly chic LED hula hoop and contortion performance grabs the attention of the audience as if they are watching through the camera lense of a prestigious Paris runway show. With super model features and visually stunning effects, be prepared to be captured by the flashing lights of the paparazzi, the shimmer of crisp PVC and never ending legs.."


For me, oil painting is a raw and primal method of expression - a way of releasing emotions amassed throughout busy everyday life and relationships. Most of my work is established on a dark, enigmatic background, resembling the depths of the subconscious. With bursts of colour melting into shapes I attempt to surface imagery with an emotion of the moment approach to painting.

As well as very personal works, perhaps best described as 'distorted psychological imprints', I often use inspiration from the natural environment to create abstract landscapes.

For me, painting is a personal journey from my mind to the canvas. The viewer should find a space in the paintings where they can lose themself in imagery and colours - a shifting family of shapes and shadows.




Graduated in 2012 with Fine Art (BA Honors) from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. Born in England (1989), I soon travelled north where I spent my adolescent years in Glasgow. After finishing my studies in Scotland, I headed south to London where I have an income from decorating while pursuing my career as an artist.


Exhibitions/ Shows/ Sessions



2018 March - Cabaret and Couture life drawing sessions begin at London Tottenham warehouse Labyrinth


2015 August - Solo exhibition 'Beneath The Surface Of The Day, The Labyrinth - Unit 1 Pride House, London



2013 March - Painting Transforms Rap Transforms Painting, Live performance, Debut Contemporary, London


2012 October - Group Exhibition, '3rd October Private View', Debut Contemporary, London


2012 October - Group Exhibition, 'Mind Wandering Magic', The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Somerset


2012 September - Group Exhibition, 'Stylish September', Debut Contemporary, London


2012 August- Group Exhibition, 'Best of Degree Shows', Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow


2012 May - Group Exhibition, 'Degree Show' Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee


2011 November - Group Exhibition, 'Exhibit' Rosangle Cafe, Dundee


2011 July - Solo Exhibition (with Lee Sullivan) 'Canvas & Catgut', Servant Jazz Quarters, London


Press/ Coverage




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La Femme Mistique



oil on canvas

August 2018



oil on canvas




oil on canvas


J'adore La Vie



oil on canvas

December 2017