About

BA Honors Fine Art (2/1), Aberystwyth University

Currently studying MA Art Gallery & Museum Studies, University of Leeds

Visual Artist & Academic

Welsh Artist and academic based near Aberystywth in West Wales.

Research Interests Include

The Interrelation of Colours, 20th century domestic Photography, the development & Heritage management of historic community and ecclesiastical sites, The History of Aberystwyth, Christian Theology and the social history and practice of Christianity in the United Kingdom.

Artwork

My painting and collage work explores the relationship of colours and shapes. Inspired often by snapshots of found compositions from both my travels in England and Wales, everyday live, as well as historic artefacts and archive-based projects.

One line of enquiry in my work surrounds the use of historical locations, archive documents, historical Artefacts. Bringing Contemporary methods and Historical research together in a celebration of them both. Finding new and interesting ways to try and engage with history and creating compositions which whilst are fundamentally new have their beginnings in the historical.

Writing & Academic Study

My Academic background is of course in Fine Art, however I maintain an interest in other areas of study, currently completing a Masters at the University of Leeds in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, in which I have explored issues of management of heritage sites, especially in the case of Historic Burial grounds, places of worship and community buildings.

Collecting

I maintain a small collection of 1500+ domestic photographs mainly sourced from auctions, currently this collection is being research and catalogued as part of an ongoing project. The reason for creating this collection was to protect a small amount of the photographs that often come up at online auctions, due to a recent fashion to use them as part of collage based projects, this was a concern for me. The research from this hopes to analyse the use and production of photography in the UK in the early to mid 20th century.