STATEMENT

My aim is to produce paintings that paint themselves, that self organise to generate surprising outcomes. I construct them using a technique I developed in 2000 while studying at  Birmingham City University formerly UCE. The method entails dropping paint into a fluid filled surface, I do not touch the canvas at all. These droplets form concentric circles as they enter the fluid and remain very discrete. Yet each droplet via the connecting fluid has an incremental effect upon the entire painting. Mirroring how the smallest movement of mass, via gravity, has a real but vanishingly small influence on everything else in the universe. As the work dries further self organisation occurs at an intricate level within the paint as gravity plays a direct role. The method is non interventionist and allows the paint to self organise producing delicate pattern beyond manual dexterity. Often these patterns and structures resemble those found in the natural environment, for example, animal and plant cells or mineral and crystal formations. These structures are both beautiful and intriguing to me because they are not open to manipulation. Thus I continue to experiment with this and other self organising painting methods to develop my practise and explore further.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

        2014 - Weird Science George Thornton Art Nottingham

        2012 - Himalaya Gallery Twycross Zoo Warwickshire

        2008 - Epoch Makers Three White Walls Gallery B'ham

        2007 - Intra- City Inn Birmingham

        2006 - Art and Islam Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

        2006 - Mutual Gravity Artlounge Birmingham

        2003 - Strange Attractor St Pauls Gallery Bíham

AWARDS

        2006 - Sense and Sensuality - short listed

        2004 - DLA Art Award - finalist

        2003 - Golley Slater Fine Art Award - 1st prize

        2003 - Louisa Anne Ryland Scholarship - nomination

        2003 - Whitworth Wallace Painting Competition - silver medal

        2002 - Ede & Ravenscroft Award - top mark BIAD faculty

        2001 - St Martins Art Commission - 1st prize

EXHIBITIONS & FAIRS

        2014 - Affordable Art Fair Bristol

        2013 - Edinburgh Art Fair

        2013 - Purple Gallery Autumn Exhibition

        2013 - Affordable Art Fair Battersea London

        2013 - Purple Gallery Summer Exhibition

        2013 - Affordable Art Fair Bristol

        2012 - Chelsea Flower Show London

        2012 - Love Art Himalaya Gallery Twycross Zoo Warwickshire

        2011 - Himalaya Gallery Twycross Zoo Warwickshire

        2011 - Queenston Arthouse  Manchester

        2010 - 125 Years Of Art Margaret Street BCU

        2010 - Visual Exhibition Salford Business School Manchester

        2008 - Art London London

        2007 - Birmingham Open Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

        2006 - Inaugurazione Citric Comtempory Art Brescia Italy

        2006 - Nature Inspired Design UCE Birmingham

        2006 - Sense and Sensuality 2006 Bankside Gallery London

        2006 - Incorporate Arts & Business London

        2006 - New Generation Arts Festival Artbox Bham

        2006 - Virtual City Inn Birmingham

        2006 - Inside Views Purple Gallery Birmingham

        2005 - New Art Birmingham 2005 Kettle Works B'ham

        2005 - C4 Ideas Factory Custard Factory Birmingham

        2005 - Art Complexity and Design UCL London

        2005 - Nature Inspired Design Birmingham University

        2005 - Birmingham Botanical Gardens

        2004 - Collective St Pauls Gallery Birmingham

        2004 - DLA Award Sarah Myerscough Fine Art London

        2004 - The Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park London

        2004 - The Window Birmingham Artists Project

        2004 - ART2004 London

        2003 - ArtsFest Birmingham

        2003 - Smooth Degree Show UCE Margaret Street B'ham

        2003 - Birmingham Works II Chuck Works B'ham

        2003 - Louisa Anne Ryland Scholarship BIAD B'ham

        2003 - New Horizons Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

EDUCATION

        2000 - 2003 University of Central England BIAD

        BA (Hons.)1st Fine Art

        1999 - 2000 B'ham Institute of Art and Design UCE

        BTEC in Art and Design

        1971 - 1973 BIAD School of Jewellery

        British Jewellers Association Awards

        1966 - 1971 Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Art School

EMPLOYMENT

        2003 - Present Gail Troth Fine Art Birmingham UK

        Self Employed Fine Artist

        1981 - 1999 Hoipolloi Persians Birmingham UK

        Pedigree Cat Breeder and Fine Artist

        1979 - 1981 Manhattan Windsor Ltd Birmingham UK

        Commercial Artist

        1976 - 1979 Ringcraft Jewellers Ltd Perth W. AUSTRALIA

        Jewellery Designer

        1971 - 1976 Steele and Dolphin Ltd Birmingham UK

        Jewellery Designer

TRAVEL

        2010 - Thailand, Crete

        2009 - Crete

        2008 - Turkey

        2007 - France

        2006 - Africa, Paris

        2005 - USA, France

        2004 - Africa, Paris, Greece

        2003 - Florence, Venice

        2002 - Amsterdam

        2001 - New York, Berlin