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Revisiting moments of embarrassment in everyday life, the paintings explore a diaristic narrative of awkward encounters. The pictures take occupancy in reality, storytelling specific events and are reconstructed from memory. They purposefully make a spectacle of the uncomfortable and exploit the shame endured. Expressing the awkwardness when in at the centre of or witnessing the uncomfortable. I relate these small moments of dilemma to cringe comedy, playing on social awkwardness and mirroring the guilty pleasure found in watching them unfold. The comedic aspect of the paintings displays itself naturally, whilst working instinctively to allow humour to play out with deadpan expressions and blunt renditions. 


I’m interested in exposure: an encounter goes awry and the protagonist (me); finds herself in the dreaded spotlight. These unpolished moments are a driving force for my practice, when the atmosphere is tense, and interactions become flawed. The figures are rigid and cartoonish imitating internal feelings of discomfort and emphasises a lighthearted approach to the depiction. 


2023 The Eaton Fund 

2022 A-N Artist Bursary

2022 ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary 
2021 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award 


2023 Good Eye Projects 

2022 Standpoint Gallery

Solo Shows

2024 Leeds Arts University 'Bunk Beds and Pissing Dogs'

2023 Standpoint Gallery Residency Presentation 

Group Shows 

2024 Liliya Art Gallery 

'It's Really Like That' 

2023 Goodeye Projects

Spring and Summer Residency Show 

2023 Hypha Studios


2023 Goodeye Projects

Spring Residency Show

2022 Studio West Gallery

'NOW Introducing'

2022 Thames-side Studio Gallery

'Contemporary British Painting Prize 2022'

2022 Mall Galleries 

'ING Discerning Eye'

2022 Huddersfield Art Gallery 

'Contemporary British Painting Prize 2022'

2022 Wells Art Contemporary 

2021 Hastings Contemporary 

'A Generous Space

2021 Online exhibition (Leeds Arts University)

'In These Four Walls'

2020 Online exhibition (Leeds Arts University)



2021/2022  City and Guilds of London Art School, MA Fine Art 

2018/2021  Leeds Arts University, BA (Hons) Fine Art 

2014/2015  Lancaster and Morecambe College, UAL Foundation Diploma 

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