I am a first year student, studying illustration at the Arts University College Bournemouth. Previously I studied in Falmouth on the UAL Foundation Diploma In Art & Design and before that went to Victoria College, studying Art, Design, Media and Photography. My work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Jersey, Falmouth and Bournemouth.

This work is based on the theme ?waste? and was part of my first year studying illustration. I collaged the background with scrap material I had gathered from the past weeks, which included receipts, photos, wrapping paper, leaflets, postcards and many more items, which I would normally throw away. The white emulsion allowed me to cover certain areas of the page allowing the portrait to come through. The refined fine liner drawings contrast with the mix media background but yet keep a balance to the work.

When working I keep my style very simple and try not to over complicate the drawing. I want to create images that are bold but only use selective lines and marks to depicted the image. I don?t have any main influences in my work but my classmates always help inspire me to produce and improve my work.