I’m an emerging artist based in London. I create little worlds in paint; observations from life meeting with treasured memories and dreamt presences.

Keen on the idea of potential and surprises I generally start from direct observation but can’t help but drifting away from the source material and wander in less controlled directions. My pictures grow through layering, making and unmaking, turning the canvas around, finding tangents, and confusing planes. I’m amused by the idea of making illusions, then joyfully breaking them.

In France, I studied video editing (assembling and disassembling varied materials to spark unexpected connections) and 3D modelling for video games (infinite universes made of limited resources).

I fell in love with oils and painting from life a little after moving to London in 2016, and I am currently studying Portraiture at the Art Academy London.

I have shown and sold work in various group exhibitions in London; I have been finalist on the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Prize 2018 and Pebeo Mixed Media Prize 2017 and 2018.

With A Painted Touch of Life I recently presented ten paintings alongside Inma Garcia-Carrasco at the Newington Gallery (London) in May, which was the opportunity to share my biggest body of work to date.

You can see me on TV painting the wonderful Geraldine James on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 (heat 1).

I’m one of the emerging artists taking part in the ‘In The Studio’ program with the Mall Galleries. An exhibition is coming in August 2019 at this prestigious London based gallery.

In April, three of my gouaches were exhibited for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition.

• In The Studio group exhibition, Mall Galleries London UK 
• A Painted Touch of Life, 2-person show, London UK 
• Sky Portrait Artist of the Year participant
• RI of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries London UK
• Artist in Residence, Cass Art Islington

2018 - anterior 
• Shadow Box group exhibition, London UK
• Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, London UK (finalist)
• Art Battle, KissMyArt London UK (runner-up)
• Pebeo Mixed Media 2018, Menier gallery London UK (2nd Prize)
• Parma Etica festival, Parma Italy
• Free the Voiceless, Somerset House London UK
• Pebeo Mixed Media 2017, The Strand gallery London UK

photograph by Gerard Francis
photographs by Gerard Francis

photographs by Gerard Francis