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2007-08 Postgraduate Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School

2004-07 B.A (Hons) Fine Art Painting, University of Brighton


Awards and Residencies

2024   Herbert Smith Freehills Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London

2023   Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2022   Artist in Residence at Dumfries House, Scotland, Royal Drawing School 

2022   First Prize, Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2019    Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Shortlisted, Mall Galleries, London

2018    BP Portrait Award, Shortlisted, National Portrait Gallery, London 

2018    The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Shortlisted, Mall Galleries, London

2016    The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Shortlisted, Mall Galleries, London

2009   Artist in Residence, Royal Drawing School studios at Kensington Palace

2008   Lady Rothermere Award, Royal Drawing School

2007   Harry Walker Memorial Young Artists Award, Bath Society of Artists

2006   Nationwide Mercury Art Prize, Air Gallery, London

Solo Exhibitions

2021   Brighton Highlife, The Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich

2019   Oliver Bedeman, 10 Gresham Street, London

2018   Face to Face, Black Swan Arts, Frome

2017   Song of a Stranger, The Fine Art Society, London

2016   Nature Boy, The Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich

2012   Half Portrait of a Thin Man, Hollywood Road Gallery, London


Royal Drawing School Tutor - Young Artists Programme at the Ashmolean, Oxford

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023  Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London

2020  Small is Beautiful XXXVIII, Group exhibition, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London

             Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

2019    Small is Beautiful XXXVII, Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London

             Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London

             Gallery Artists, Browse and Darby Group Exhibition, Cork Street, London

2018   Christmas Group Exhibition, Browse and Darby, Cork Street, London

             BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery, London

             Summer Salon, Group Exhibition, Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich

             The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2016    Selected works from the Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

             The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2015    Summer Exhibition, Arcane Gallery, London  

2014    Royal Announcement Exhibition, Royal Drawing School, London

             DAKS Winter Range, Somerset House, London

             What is the point?, Adam Street Gallery, The Strand, London

2009  Six of the Prince’s, curated by William Fever, Menier Gallery, London

             Doorway to Dignity, Charity Exhibition, Bath

2008  The Drawing Year, End of Year Exhibition, Royal Drawing School

             HRH Prince of Wales Trustee Exhibition, Windsor Castle, Windsor

2007  Misguided Souls, Mercer Street Film Studios, London

             The Burt Brill and Cardens Degree Show, University of Brighton

             Lovely Lovely, The Grey Area, Queen Street Brighton

2006  You May Experience Pain(t), University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton

             Nationwide Mercury Art Exhibition, The Hospital, Covent Garden

2005  Nationwide Mercury Art Exhibition, Air Gallery, Dover Street


2005-23    Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery. Elected Member since 2007


Dumfries House, Ayrshire

Lilford Hall, Northamptonshire

Raveningham Hall, Norfolk

Royal Collection

University of Chichester

Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

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