Photo courtesy of Kai Murphy

I am a pen and ink artist and work on paper primarily depicting strange figurative characters. I use these characters as a means to vicariously illustrate my deepest fears and inhibitions. The themes I tend to focus on are loneliness, isolation and a subversion of classic folk tale iconographies. My main influences are Edward Gorey, Remi Wyart and Laurie Lipton and the entire pop surrealist movement. I adore drawing and creating of any kind and wish to keep expanding on the world I create in as many different mediums as possible.I have worked for both private individuals and companies and love being able to push my work and boundaries of what I can achieve.

 

CLIENT LIST - Aardman Animations, British council of India, Workman publishing, Latitude festival, Revolution games, Oxford University press, Atom supplies, Gallimaufry restaurant, Event bars. 
(Testimonials available on request.) 

 

RESIDENCIES

  • Side street studios artist in residence, Cape Town, South Africa, March 19th - May 26th 2016
  • Fish Factory art residency, Stöðvarfjörður, East Iceland. June 28th - July 17th 2016

AWARDS

  • Bristol 24/7 magazine October 2016 'Artist of the month'
  • 'Master (highest accolade) - Global Design Masters
  • 'Runner up, best design & packaging'- Spirits category. - 2016 Drinks Business awards

SELECTED FOR-

  • V & A Museum - 'Friday late' - Exhibition of character work, playable game + video projection.
  • BBC Trending 2016 - Live broadcast of drawing (20,000 views+)
  • Jacksons open art prize 2016 - Shortlisted out of 3100 entries.
  • EGX Birmingham 2016 - Selected for the 'Leftfield collection'

EXHIBITIONS

  • ‘Howl projects doomed show’ – Dalston, London, 2015
  • 'Latitude festival 2015 live drawing' – Latitude festival 2015
  • 'Howl projects group show' - Somas Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 'Howl projects pop up show' - Lemoart gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 'Howl projects pop up show' - Berlin, Germany
  • 'The Bees knees' - Alexi Era Gallery, St Louis, Washington state USA
  • '13th Hour Group Show' - Last Rites Gallery, New York City, USA
  • 'Runaway Circus' - Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
  • 'The Ballad of Molly Woad' - Fine Grime Gallery, Bath
  • 'Amalgamation' - View Art Gallery, Bristol
  • 'Winter' - Antlers Gallery, Bristol
  • 'Anatomy'- Antlers Gallery, Bristol
  • 'Dark Suits' - (solo show) - Antlers Gallery, Bristol
  • 'Agile Rabbit' - Fine Grime Gallery, Bath
  • 'Inside out' - Royal West of England Academy of Art, Bristol
  • 'Jamaica Street Open Studios' - Jamaica street studios, 2011-2015
  • 'Red, Yellow, Blue' - St Georges, Bristol
  • 'Grotesques' - Antlers Gallery, Bristol.

PUBLICATIONS.

  • Tribe magazine (Europe 2013)
  • Open Doors magazine (London 2013)
  • Lamono Magazine 4 page centre spread – June 2012 (Spain)
  • Bristol Magazine front cover - Feb 2012 (U.K)
  • Crack magazine - Issue 12 U.K
  • Ammo Magazine - Special edition - (U.K)
  • Aqueduct press book cover - (U.S)
  • Cascadia subduction zone magazine - (U.S)
  • Helicon arts magazine - (U.K)
  • Eyezine Magazine
  • Nothing of Me is Original Blog

ART FAIRS (2011-2013)

  • Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
  • Palace Art Fair, London
  • AAF, London

FILM FESTIVALS (2007-2008)

  • PISAF KOREA
  • Animated Exeter
  • The Edinburgh film festival (shortlisted for theMcLaren award.)

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