View, ‘Wake’ (oil on canvas, 100x80cm, 2018), at the RBSA Gallery Birmingham. The exhibition ‘Open All Media’ is open 1 March – 31 March.


”Wake’ is about getting up and ready for the day, the moment between sleeping and waking when dreams are most vivid and determining between the fragments of imagination and daylight reality are hard to distinguish.

Often there is a friction as one attempts to hold onto the dream world and contemplate the meaning of the seemingly random events. Everyone can relate to the feeling of not wanting to get up from this relaxing state and in the painting the pose is slightly startled to express this uncomfortable in-between.’