Artist statement

Hi, I’m JP

I make art to celebrate what seems beautiful, reflect on things that are painful, and generally understand the world around me.

My art is often figurative. It often involves drawing and painting. But I also make physical objects with an expressionistic quality, and I have a lifelong fascination with folding paper, and making books.

When I was 14, I submitted a painting to an adult competition in London and won a special award. It was a seascape, but also about people: a couple on one side, and a solitary figure on the other.

I’ve never really stopped being interested in connection / exclusion.

I live and work in London, where I have been modestly successful as a journalist, theatrical performer and author. But visual art was always my first love and I’m gradually bringing it all together in my work.

I hope you enjoy looking around.