EXHIBITIONS

The Best of the Drawing Year - Christie’s London, 2017
Drawing Year Open Studios, Space Studios, London, 2017
National Park Visitor Centre, Trawsfynydd, Wales, 2016
Map Tout, Atom Gallery, London, 2015
Walden Studios, E17 Art trail, 2015
Spring Exhibition, Oriel y Môr, Pwllheli 2015
.... a chrefft, National Eisteddfod 2014
Winter Open - Queens Hall Gallery, Narberth 2014
Drawing Open, Gas Gallery, Aberystwyth 2014
Siani Pobman, Group exhibition, Aberystwyth Arts Centre 2013
Back to Common Earth Again, Moma Wales 2009
Celebrating the Sea, Royal Society of Marine Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2007
Wales Drawing Biennale, Touring Exhibition 2006

EDUCATION

Royal Drawing School - The Drawing Year, London - 2016 - 2017

BA Hons Illustration and Animation, 1:0, Kingston University -  2002 - 2005

AWARDS

Scholarship for year of study, The Royal Drawing School 2016 -2017

Oppenheim John Downes Award, 2016

Kingston Drawing Prize - second prize, 2004

RESIDENCIES

Borgo Pignano -

Drawing Year Field Trip, Tuscany, 2017

Wedmore School, Somerset, 2011

week-long workshop, teaching stop-motion animation for the closing credits of When I Close My Eyes, Super 8 film by under 12s

PUBLICATIONS

What is the purpose of traditional illustration in a digital age? - MA Dissertation, Ally Bickerton, Anglia Ruskin University 2017
Qrator magazine - artist’s interview - 2015
Oh Comely Magazine - featured artist - 2014

MEMBERSHIPS

Aberystwyth Printmakers

 

My work is influenced by Magic Realism and memory. Exploring the idea of belonging and exile, my intention is to visually construct and possess experiences of place, from my childhood spent on the Welsh West coast and more recent experiences and encounters as a sailor and as an itinerant.

 Hummingbird Boatyard South Carolina

Hummingbird Boatyard South Carolina

Christie's The Best if the Drawing Year - 2018

Prior to doing my Postgraduate Diploma, I worked as an illustrator for twelve years, hand-drawing/painting commissions for a wide range of publishers and companies (including Penguin, Algonquin Books, The Folio Society). These commissions reflected my strong interest in reportage drawing ‘capturing place’ and were primarily for travel writers. I worked for two years at the Welsh Books Council as a bilingual book designer, designing book covers, book layouts and printed materials to promote the Welsh publishing industry. During the past ten years I have also partnered in the diy restoration and passage making of an ocean sailing boat in the waters of the USA, Mexico and Cuba. I am currently based in Kampala and am primarily focussing on my work as an artist/painter.