Having recently completed a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Biological Sciences, my work portrays my strong affinity to the natural world. I largely work with realism, drawing from my scientific background, however I do incorporate artistic licence with alteration and exaggeration of colours. Hence, I aim to use my work as an education platform about the natural world, promoting conservation through the use of recycled and sustainable materials. Education through art is the main driver behind my art process, and therefore is a nice balance to the science aspect of my life.
These values are portrayed consistently through my art, with the majority of my own art featuring flora and fauna from our local landscapes and adjacent coastline. I consider myself to be a multifaceted artist – my art ranges from detailed macro works in oils, acrylics, watercolours and inks, to larger-scale landscape works. My latest venture has been painting on the back of thrifted or upcycled denim jackets to promote sustainability, whilst also providing stylish and personalised fashion. This is a concept I fondly refer to as ‘functional art’.
I believe my art should encourage the viewer to consider their impact on the environment, and what they could do to promote a more sustainable future, not just for the future generations, but also our current generation. This is a prominent issue in today’s society, and so therefore I believe my work fits in well with the global discussion on our current climate crisis.