Tell us about your studio space. Where are you currently based?
I have a shared studio space in converted Network Rail offices next to the tracks by Waterloo station. I share with five other artists - three painters, a mask maker and an illustrator, but there are about 70 artists in the building altogether. It's a very vibrant, varied and social space to work in.
Could you tell us more about your working process, techniques and inspiration?
I do a lot of quick doodles on the move and small drawings in chunky felt tips. I work a lot from photos that I've taken of architecture whilst travelling and often go straight to making a model. I find it much easier to work from something in its three dimensional form and then I'm able to break it down into simpler shapes. I can draw inspiration from almost anything - paintings in this exhibition have developed from a garden wall, the structure of a Vietnamese church and a bridge in Glasgow.
You have mentioned your work is heavily inspired by architecture. What architectural styles are you drawn to? Are you interested in pursuing architecture further?
Yes, definitely - I have a long term plan to build an abstract architectural installation that will fill an entire exhibition space. I would like the structures to be interactive in some way and invite people to walk under or over them and display some corresponding paintings. Hopefully I can do this within the next five years or so. Brutalist and Bauhaus design is my favourite, I love the harsh angles and simple shapes that they promote