Large Acrylic paintings, drawings and sculptures. Bright colours, animal-human hybrids.
I want to make the world seem strange again, to de-familiarize it so it can be re-seen with fresh, curious eyes. My current paintings, drawings and sculptures look at animals and how we manipulate their natures and behaviours, especially through childrens’ entertainment. These anthropomorphisms become a tool to blur the visual and emotional boundaries between humans and animals, adulthood and childhood, examining the wonder and fun of nonsense. I graduated from the University of Brighton with a Fine Art Painting degree in 2013 and have been a practicing Artist in the South ever since. In 2015, I won the South of England Award in the National Open Arts competition.
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