Animation with pencil and acrylic on paper
My work is often very chaotic and surreal. I try to be as spontaneous with my work as I can be, moving away from conventional methods often associated with short animated filmmaking. Before Im about to draw anything at my light box, I try to get in a state of mind where I dont think about any of the goings-on in my life, and I draw straight ahead.
This creates images on paper that are often childlike, with very energetic movement that, over the course of many drawings, creates a narrative of nonsense that can be perceived differently by everybody who watches it.
BA (Hons), Animation, University of Wales, Newport, 2010
Animator, Gorilla Film Magazine, London, 2011
London Short Film Festival, ICA, 2011; Encounters Film Festival, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2010; Giraf Animation Festival, Plaza Theatre, Calgary, Canada, 2010; Rushes Soho Short Film Festival, Tenderflix Gallery, London, 2010
Special Mention, Experimental Animation, Little White Lies, 2011; First prize, Daler Rowney Drawing Prize, Royal College of Art, 2011