I’ve worked as an artist and illustrator since graduating with a BA in Illustration in 2008. My pieces are created through building up multiple textures and images and combining these to develop a distinct visual language, using recurring motifs. I work using a fusion of technology and traditional techniques – often using photography, painting, gold-leafing and cut up collage which is then digitally scanned and arranged on the computer, before I work back in to the resulting digital print. Recently I have begun to expand my output to include work in different media – from large scale oil paintings to one-off textured collages.
My work is heavily influenced by music, from the styling and art direction of 1970s Jazz and Soul to the passion and ebullience of Gospel and Disco. I take musical aspects and work to synthesize them into visual form, working towards distilling the vibrancy of music into a ‘music for the eyes’. More broadly, I aim to impregnate my work with its own unique soul, through harnessing a blend of spirituality, culture, the cosmos and mother earth.
As well as producing original works and prints, I am proud to be Artist Director of On The Corner Records undertakeing all the visual side of the label. I have also had the privilege of working with Art Yard Records on Sun-Ra. Along side this i have created commercial work for brand identities; produce branding for festivals; large scale murals and have also designed nightclub interiors. For a comprehensive look at the commercial work I’ve undertaken, check out my online portfolio. In addition, I also work on historic interiors – digitally recreating wallpapers for some of the most prestigious heritage sites in the UK.