I am currently a Fine Art student at De Montfort University, Leicester. I have a condition called Cerebral Palsy, which affects my mobility and my speech. When I was born I was eight minutes without oxygen to my brain. I don’t let my condition dominate my lifestyle. I think that my art style is at the same standard as an able-bodied person, but in an Impressionist style. I love producing art, as it makes me feel free and it enable me to be as creative as possible.
My artwork is about escapism in to the unknown world. I approach this by experimenting with the use of composition in an imaginative way. I believe that my sense of composition has an unique style to the surface i.e. airplanes going off the edge of the canvas. In my artwork my narrative is about commercial aeroplane and the architecture from around the world. I mainly paint British Airways and other airlines logos, but I do portraits as well. The reason why I use commercial airplanes is because if I was able-bodied I would have had been an airline pilot.. I use acrylic and oil paints, but I draw as well. When I draw or paint London I give the impression of the atmosphere of London. I produce a compacted artwork with airplanes and architecture. My use of mark-making techniques has an ability to show my concepts/language in what I am communicating in my artwork. A lot of viewers has commended on this style.
I received my influence by researching in to Pop Art and also contemporary paintings. I enjoy experimenting with mixing my colour palette, which makes the atmosphere of my paintings vibrant. I use a wide-range scale of canvases. These scales of canvases allow me to use different mark-making techniques with my brushes.
I have produced a lot of paintings during the last seven months at home and at University. My tutors are impressed with my artwork and have given me positive feedback. At my last painting assessment in January 2014 I was graded at a high 2:1! The Vice Chancellor of De Montfort University has taken a great interest in my artwork.
I have had a few exhibitions showing my artwork in the HUB, which is in Sleaford, Lincolnshire in 2009 and had interests in my art. This was successful. I have also exhibit my artwork in the Newarke Museum, Leicester alongside with my fellow students. I was consider by the British Airways Terminal 5 at London Heathrow art curator to have my artwork in their terminal art gallery!
On Saturday 31st of May I am having a private viewing of my solo exhibition in Leicester in an empty shop. I would therefore like to invite you. This event could kick start my art career and give me more opportunities in the future.
My ambition is to become a successful artist and have my art in galleries across the world.
Thank you very much.