I’m a professional artist living and working in Yorkshire. I paint primarily in oils tackling a variety of subjects including portraiture, still-life and landscape.
Over the years my work has become much looser in the handling of paint and drawing materials such as charcoal, creating works which are lively and sometimes verging on the semi-abstract.
My most recent work has seen a shift in process. I am currently reworking ‘plein air’ paintings up to 5 sessions, returning to the same outdoor location at the same time of day and in similar weather conditions. I feel dissatisfied with creating a painting in a single session, often striving to dig deeper into the subject.
I work exclusively from observation, studying nature’s light and form. I find that nature offers me an endless inspiration and the seasons have a real impact on my work and guide me to work on various subjects throughout the year.
I am influenced by many Artists from the past to the present, some of which include Monet, Cezanne, Albert Marquet and Ewan Uglow.
My work is currently held in private collections across the globe and I am represented by numerous galleries within the UK.
My most recent work has seen a shift in process. I am currently reworking ‘plein air’ paintings up to 5 sessions, returning to the same outdoor location at the same time of day and in similar weather conditions. I feel dissatisfied with creating a painting in a single session, often striving to dig deeper into the subject, to ‘see’ rather than ‘look.
This recent shift in process has allowed me to scale up my work, creating paintings up to 1.5 metres in length.
Born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire 16/10/1985.
Church View College, Doncaster, South Yorkshire: Awarded Distinction for National Diploma in Fine Art.
Church View College, Doncaster, South Yorkshire: Awarded Distinction for Foundation in Art and Design.
Canterbury Christ Church University(2005-2008): Awarded 1st Class Degree in Fine Art Painting.
Post-Graduate Certificate The Royal Drawing School, London.
Currently working as full-time Artist/Painter in Yorkshire.
Elected an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2018.
Shortlisted for the Haworth Northern Landscape Award, NEAC Mall Galleries 2016.
Shortlisted for the Contemporary Portrait Prize, Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 2016.
The Winsor and Newton Award for Oil Painting. Awarded by the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, annual exhibition in 2015.
Richard Ford Award, Prado Residency, Madrid, Spain (2009) Awarded by The Prince’s Drawing School, London (Now the Royal School of Drawing).
Ruth Borchard self-portrait competition, Kings Place Gallery, York Road, London, 2013
Solo Exhibition-‘Painting in the park’, Cusworth Hall, Doncaster, 2013
3 Man Show, ‘Chalk Marks’. The Art and Rose Gallery, Pocklington. 2015
Staithes Festival, showing with Staithes Studio Gallery 2015
The Brick Lane Gallery, Hornshaw Gallery Launch Exhibition, 2016
Contemporary Portrait Award, Biscuit Factory Gallery, Newcastle 2016
2 man show, Staithes studio Gallery, Staithes Yorkshire 2016
The Buxton Spa Prize Exhibition, 2016
Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Mall Galleries, London 2016
Art For Youth North Yorkshire, 2016
Solo Show - April 1st 2017 at the Staithes Studios Gallery, Yorkshire.