ARTIST | PHOTOGRAPHER
MARGATE | LONDON
A CREATOR OF PORTRAITS AND OTHER DECORATIVE NONSENSE
Daryl McCormack weren’t I lucky!
And for him to choose my portrait, icing on the cake.
The show itself was a wild experience and nothing prepares you for that kind of pressure, 4 hours to complete any piece of work is a stressful challenge. Practice portraits took over my life leading up to filming and I’m only just playing with the idea of painting faces again. It was a real test of my abilities, and my confidence, to creative a style that worked in my favor. I had one goal that day and it was complete a piece.
My art has developed over the two years I’ve been working and I knew the lack of consistency diminished my chances of progressing to the semi finals. There was no link between my pieces and I feel the judges will always look to compare, they want to find that defining stamp.
My self portrait was a practice piece that came out of fun experimentation and I am thankful it started me on this journey. I always shied away from any kind of portraiture but the fact I ended up on TV is a gentle push to keep working on it.