Painter, draughtsman, musician (music on my
cultureinside blog). Born in Bedford, England, 1979.
Somethings that come to mind when I think about my work: The gaps inbetween. Brushmarks and texture. The feel of certain paints. Cadmium orange. Reds and browns. Contradictions. Painting on wood or raw canvas. A smooth gesso surface. From memory or life. A photo. My surroundings. Experimenting and process. Drawing and mark making. Scrubbing and scratching out. Erasing. Starting again.
I like to experient with paint in small abstract squares, taking brushmarks from art historical sources to start me on a journey that can go anywhere but is built on a relation ship between paint, brush and surface and the possibilities therein.
Another side of my work is very autobiographical; paintings of the people around me, memories, experiences. Things and people that have affected me come out in my work.
2009: One man show, 117a Castle Road, Bedford
2008: Kristian Purcell and Valerie Weir, First Class Teas, Peashill Cambridge.
2008: ‘in situ: paintings’ and other works, one man show, The House, Wycliffe Road, Cambridge
2008: One man show, 11 Wellington Street, Bedford
2007: 22 works in Giant Machine group show, Bromham Mill Art Gallery, Bedford.
2004-present: Curatorial Assistant, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford
2005-2008: Co-director of Giant Machine Art Studio with Gemma Hutton and Olli Piombino.
2002-2006: History of Art, Architecture and Design, De Montfort University, Leicester
1998-1999: Foundation Art & Design, Bedford College
1979: Born in Bedford