Originally from Thirsk, Jake graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Leeds College of Art in 2017. He is now embarking on a career as a full-time artist.
Jake is a painter intrigued by the contrast between organic forms in nature and man-made objects of everyday life.
Adopting a technique using masking tape stencils, Jake seeks to create abstracted compositions and still life pieces. He takes inspiration from Home Style magazines to find an aesthetic that communicates the idea of ‘good taste’ and modern design.
Jake’s work uses motifs such as potted plants to suggest sophistication and wealth, providing the ultimate example of the contemporary home without the visible clutter normally found in the domestic space.
Bold colours and superimposed shapes depict a stylized approach and are a key element to his work. With a heavy influence towards nature, his paintings explore how he deals with the juxtaposition of modern living and the outside world.
Jake has been shortlisted for several exhibitions and prizes since graduating. These include the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition, AON Community Art Award, 2017, Royal Society of British Artists, 2017, the Lynn Painter – Stainer Prize, 2017, Sunny Art Prize, 2018 and KPP Award, 2018. His work has also been shown in exhibitions in Yorkshire, London, Spain and USA.