is a British painter who graduated with a First in Sculpture from Brighton University in 2003. In 2008 she was nominated for the BP Portrait Prize with her painting of the Royal Ballet dancer Carlos Acosta. 2010 saw her work shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and The Young Masters Prize in 2012. More recently she was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize + Drawing Now Award, 2014.
“Deep psychological conflict, the turbulent mix of early black and white Hollywood glamour and its attendant dark-side are the focus of my work. Using imagery appropriated from films and the day-to-day lives of celebrated icons such as Elvis; Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow, as well as unknown figures, drowned in the wake of Hollywood’s dream machine, I crash together in my drawings and sculptures the inherent contradictions of life inside and out of the goldfish-bowl that formed the original basis for much of contemporary society’s ideas surrounding fame; power; desire and success, alongside their contingent aspects of personal and career destruction.“ Nina Fowler, 2014
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