Jake trained at Reading University and at Birmingham City University where he gained his MA in Fine Art. His practice encompasses drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, often involving site specific installations. His work is inspired and informed by a diverse range of sources including Byzantine icons, Chinese landscape painting and Spanish medieval frescoes. He is currently investigating the image of the boat, a powerful visual metaphor for our journey through life.
He has exhibited regularly over a period of many years, showing work in public and private galleries and in churches and cathedrals. Jake is also an experienced teacher and gallery educator and has extensive experience of working with children, young people and adults in relation to the visual arts. Jake currently works as a freelance artist, based in Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick.