Born 1992, based in the UK.
I am a contemporary figurative realism artist working primarily with oils.
My paintings use figures and portraits to capture intimate moments of solitude and grief.
Works incorporating figures suspended within water capture beauty in fleeting moments of solitude.
More recently I have been exploring the theme of grief, stemming from my mother's tragic and untimely death when I was 20. At first glance, the playful use of the sugary jam can be mistaken for blood, a visual representation of the wounds left by the destruction of grief experienced by the sitter.
I tend to use myself, my family and loved ones as sitters to best reflect the intimacy of the work.
While trained as an Architect, throughout my life I have continued to paint and draw. I use techniques learned over 12+ years of practise and some training in traditional representational drawing and painting.
2023 - International FiKVA Award 2023, Finalist,
2022 - Women United Art Prize, Painting and Drawing Category, Longlisted,
2021 - Boynes Emerging Artist Award 5th Edition, 2nd Place Winner,
2020 - Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, Honourable Mention,
1st - 31st August 2023, Dream a little dream..., Curated by Alayne Sahar for PoetsArtists, Digital Show, 33 Contemporary,
1st July - 1st Sept 2023, Poets Artists Summer Issue 223, Digital Show, 33 Contemporary,
2023, FiKVA International Art Prize 2023 Online Exhibition,
2023, Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2023 Online Exhibition,
22nd April - 24th June 2023, Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath UK
July 2021, The Other Art Fair Virtual Editions, London UK
July 2021, The Other Art Fair, West Handyside Canopy, Kings Cross, London UK
April 28th - May 5th 2021, Oblivion, The Holy Art, Virtual Exhibition, London UK
August 2020, Healthcare Heroes, Online Exhibition, UK
31st March - 24th April 2020, Story Tellers, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, AUS - https://www.flg.com.au/exhibition/story-tellers
2019, Small Works Arts Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
2019, Emerge: Sixth Edition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
My painting “Oblivion” is part of The Peregrine Collection, among the most diverse collections of contemporary cultural work assembled for launch into space, and is believed to be the first ever project to place the work of women artists on the Moon. Headed by payload coordinator and curator Dr. Samuel Peralta, launching 2022. https://www.lunarcodex.com/
June 2023 - PoetsArtists Summer 2023
Jan 2023 - Podcast Interview, The Flying Fruit Bowl
Jan 2022 - Interview, Boynes Emerging Artist Award
March 2021 - Hyperrealism Magazine Issue #14
Dec 2020 - Hyperrealism Magazine Issue #13
Dec 2020 - The Guide Artists Magazine Issue #40 "Artist of the Month"
Feb 2020 - "20 Figurative Artists for 02/2020" - https://medium.com/@didimenendez/20-figurative-artists-for-02-2020-6a65a05f2a3d
Feb 2020 - "PoetsArtists ‘Story Tellers’ @ Flinders Lane Gallery"