I was born and raised in Preston but moved to London after I finished University and very recently moved to Reading. I've probably only felt confident calling myself an artist within the past year, but I've been developing my skills for sometime now.
I have been very fortunate to be selected for a number of exhibitions over the past year including the ING Discerning Eye, the RWA Annual show and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries. I was also selected for the Young Artist prize and the Main winner of the Bath Society of Artists annual show which was amazing.
All of these things helped me to think of myself as an artist not simply an enthusiast and I'm eager to continue to establish my self and my work. My current pieces all involve figures in water and it's a subject that really inspires me; the way the water distorts the body, I feel serves as a reminder of our smallness in relation to, and our dependency, on the world around us.
Additionally I use this subject to talk about the passage of time, each of my pieces captures a brief split second, a transient moment, but I focus on that moment and become enthralled in it for weeks at a time - and that juxtaposition fascinates me.
View Constance's work in the virtual Ancora Gallery below