My work captures the eternal processes that transforms the seeker of the mysteries into the one who is asleep no more
I’m an artist, writer and film-maker living near Avebury in Wiltshire.
I was born in Leeds, studied art and design, worked for Opera North, before establishing a successful career as a costume designer and stylist in film and television in London.
In 1998 I established a successful career as a costume designer and stylist, working for television production companies and agencies on pop videos, commercials, drama documentaries and mainstream television programmes such as QI and The Friday Night Project.
In 2001 I moved to Wiltshire where I spent ten years recovering from a debilitating chronic illness known as ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
During this time I began to paint and write, creating art work, journals and books that would become an integral part of my journey towards better health.
I amassed a large body of work and in 2010 had my first solo exhibition, The Death Factory followed in 2012 by Jubilee my second exhibition, both at the Vyner Street Gallery in London’s East End.
My work explores both inner and outer realities. It looks at mysticism, religion and asks questions about the nature of reality.
When we dream at night our day-life becomes nothing more than a dream to us, in the same way as when we’re awake in the day, our night-life is but a dream. The fundamental question asked by many mystics is which one is real, both or neither?
I have received teachings from Shamans from indigenous cultures and have immersed myself deeply into a mystical world that has influenced my work as an artist. I have worked with rituals and spiritual practices that have been used for thousands of years to inspire a body of art and writing that explores my interest in the human condition of being alive.
I write a mix of factual and fiction including esoteric themes and my first novel The Ozone Hotel was published in September 2017 and available on Amazon UK. I also write ongoing journals that sit along side my artwork and I’ve contributed to several books. I write prose poetry which I would like to develop into moving images with my interest in film.
I also write ongoing journals that sit along side my artwork and I’ve contributed to several books. I write prose poetry which I would like to develop into moving images with my interest in film.
I use the medium of film to explore more esoteric ideas, my first short film, The Transit of Venus was shown at the London Underground Film Festival in 2010.