My work is influenced by Magic Realism and explores the fragmentary, veiled and sometimes edited nature of memory.  I create drawings and paintings of the places I've travelled and lived. Exploring the idea of belonging and exile, my intention is to capture specific, personal experiences and spaces, from my childhood spent on the Welsh West coast and more recent experiences and encounters as a sailor and as an itinerant. I am fascinated by the way the spatial sense of memory contracts and expands under duress or in moments of great ecstasy and freedom.

The multi disciplined journeying between different mediums helps me construct an image, so  I try to keep my approach reflexive: recognising and projecting my own lived experience of the Uncanny upon figures in paintings, literature and film, constructing models and theatre sets that help me inhabit and draw from different perspectives, and also by drawing directly from life.  I find that a tangible sense of narrative and space begins to unfold during this haptic process.

 Hummingbird Boatyard South Carolina

Hummingbird Boatyard South Carolina



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



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 interest in reportage drawing and were primarily for travel writers. I worked for two years at the Welsh Books Council as a bilingual book designer. 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.



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

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

Christie's The Best if the Drawing Year - 2018


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

Oppenheim John Downes Award, 2016

Kingston Drawing Prize - second prize, 2004


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


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