Painting predominantly in oils, Jamie’s work explores the concept of ‘identity’, as individuals are forced to experience extremes of psychological and emotional challenge. Shifting uncomfortably from sensitive to brutal, his work finds beauty in life’s more visceral themes.
The raw physicality of painting and a deep connection with the materials and tactility of the process feed the work. From the heavy impasto oils and raw, textured linens to the delicate gold leaf and bleeding inks, each mark is instinctive, each image forged during the process, rather than conceived of in advance.
His latest collection of heavily textural impasto works explores the psychological effects on humanity of the current extremes of social, political and cultural disruption.
2019'Post Normality Reality Disorder', The Whittox Gallery
2019'To The Fore', Mount Art, Frome
2019'Figures & Faces', Andelli Art, South Horrington, Wells
2018'Collection Point', Kobi & Teal, Frome
2018'Open Studios', Silk Mill Studios
2017'Mixing Signals', Kobi & Teal, Frome