A brief overview of some of my works.
From film and television icons to personal messages with deep meaning. Here are some personal favourites from my portfolio.
Hands of Freedom
Hands of Freedom is a city-wide temporary art exhibition created by award winning artist Vishal Joshi. The project has collected over 1000 'hand portraits' from communities and residents across Leicestershire, and Joshi has used these to create and inspire new artworks and installations.
Hands and hand-gestures are used across all cultures to express emotions and feelings; sometimes confusion and anger, at other times friendship and hope.View Project
Broken Dolls - Monroe
A broken ‘doll’ Oil on canvas 2017
Most consider Monroe to be one of the most beautiful women that ever walked Earth. She was a glowing icon and her presence radiated with happiness and beauty. Her sultry seductive features were recognised internationally yet the life she hid from the world and silver screen showed more darkness than we could bear.
As a subject of unthinkable abuse in her childhood and teens, Monroe had pieces torn from her character. Although you cannot see the pain, it was there, hidden and hidden beautifully well. Only when the layers of her personality are stripped away would it show.Shop My Work
Icons of Revolt: Mahātmā Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Satyagraha (Sanskrit: सत्याग्रह satyāgraha) is the idea of nonviolent resistance (fighting with peace) started by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He used satyagraha in the Indian independence movement and also during his earlier struggle in South Africa.Shop My Work
Education & Experience
2006 – 2009 – B.A Fina Art Painting Wimbledon School of Art, London
2008 – 2009 – Foundation Diploma Art and Graphics, Gateway 6th Form College, Leicester
2005 – 2008 – A Level in Art and Design, Gateway 6th Form College, Leicester
Nov 2021 – Roy’s Art Fair – Oxo Bargehouse, London, England
September 2021 – We Reflect – Stamp Festival, Hamburg, Germany
September 2021 – Hands of Freedom Sculpture No1 – Centenary celebrations with Attenborough Arts Centre, Wall mounted, Attenborough Building, University of Leicester campus. – Leicester, England
August 2021 – Summer Open Exhibition, Sock Gallery, Loughborough, England
August 2021 – Liberty UK, Art in unusual places Toilet Art Exhibition – Hands of Freedom mural at Leicester Museum and Gallery (previously known as New Walk Gallery) – Leicester, England
May 2021 – Paper Planes (Outdoor installation of sculpture) – Made with Many – Coronation park, Corby, England
May – Nov 2021 – Hands of Freedom 2 – Centenary celebrations with Attenborough Arts Centre, displayed upon plinth at Leicester Cathedral – Leicester, England
Jan 2020 – Solo Pop Up Recent Works Exhibition at Marvellous Art Gallery, Belvoir Street – Leicester, England
Nov 2019 – Leicester Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, New Walk Gallery, Leicester, England
July 2019 – The Leicester City Open 100, DIY Gallery, Town hall Square – Leicester, England
Jan 2019 – Art displayed at Sherwin Hall Interior Design Showroom, Oadby – Leicester, England
Nov 2018 – Leicester Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, New Walk Gallery – Leicester, England
Nov 2018 – Chester Art Fair, Chester, England
Oct 2018 – Leicester Open Variant Exhibition, Curve Theatre – Leicester, England
Winner of the L.O.V.E Art Prize by the hosts at Curve Theatre.
Oct 2018 – Leicester Sketch Club Anual Exhibition, The Old Library Gallery, Leicester
June 2018 – Open 2017, Cank Street Gallery, Leicester, England
Nov 2017 – Winter Open Exhibition, Sock Gallery, Loughborough, England
Oct 2017 – Leicester Sketch Club Anual Exhibition, The Old Library Gallery, Leicester, England
Winner of the LSA Artist Prize
Winner of the Viewers Choice Award
July 2017 – Open 28, The Old Library Gallery, Leicester, England
June 2017 – Open 2017, Cank Street Gallery, Leicester, England
Sep 2016 – Group show, Two One Two, Brick Lane, London, England
Jun 2016 – Group Show, 504 Gallery, Roman Road, London, England
I am a member and board member of the Leicester Society of Artists.