Niamh Birch (1997) was born in North Devon, England and currently works from her studio in East London after completing a BA in Contemporary Arts Practice at Bath Spa University in 2019. Working from a combination of memory, drawings and photographs, I depict details and objects from everyday commonalities that are often overlooked, whilst continuously observing beauty within the compositions and patterns I find myself in. Working primarily in oil-based materials on canvas and paper, these subjects are illustrated in vibrant and rich colour compositions and thick textures. Aspects of living in London, as well as my homes in Devon and Ireland, weave in and out of my paintings, whilst also engaging with my love for warmer climates and alfresco dining. Juxtaposed by harsh black outlines are cheerful and humorous elements, allowing the work to feel precious, yet expressive whilst being representative rather than precise.