In am interested in the ephemeral nature of the built environment. The subject of much of my work is the quietly ageing post war housing estates which occupy sites on the fringes of the city or co-exist with the glass and steel structures that dominate the London skyline - places where I am able to find a temporary relief from the insidious pressures of today’s society. My paintings respond to the scale of the vast developments, the geometric aesthetic of the architecture, and associated notions of the sublime, as well as the inevitable entropy to which they succumb. I am interested in the ideas which shaped the original social and architectural concepts, the gradual transformation of these spaces and the dystopian themes associated with them.
’Soon it Would Be Too Hot.’ is a series of paintings and prints, which respond to JG Ballard’s, prescient ‘The Drowned World’, which I read during a period when I was exploring the calm otherworldliness of London’s Barbican. Noting the parallels between the post-apocalyptic future depicted by Ballard and the increasingly extreme ecological conditions that we are currently experiencing, the work is also concerned with the fractured global response to climate change. 

‘A Forgotten Future’ is a series centred on the once futuristic concrete tower blocks, low-rise maisonettes and elevated walkways of the Thamesmead estate in South East London, contextualised by plans for a £1 billion regeneration of the area, whilst ‘The Demise’ responds to the rise and fall of Glasgow’s Red Road estate - a once iconic feature of Glasgow’s skyline.