Born in Coventry, Twinkle studied Fine Art (BA Hons) at Kingston University, spending 18 years in London before heading to Margate where she now lives.
Working primarily with oils on paper, Twinkle’s paintings are inspired by old fables, connecting their morals with contemporary society.
Having recently worked on a large-scale private commission, Twinkle’s focus in 2017 has been on studio practice and development, and on her upcoming solo show Citizens of Nowhere to be held at the Studio1 Gallery in Wandsworth in October 2017.
Previous solo shows have been held at Hantverk & Found in Margate, The Pure Evil Gallery in Old Street, London and Bristol’s Steal From Work, and for two years Twinkle was represented by the Stella Dore Gallery in Old St London until it closed in 2009.
As well as exhibiting widely in the UK, Twinkle has also exhibited internationally. In 2013 Twinkle was invited to exhibit and participate in an artist residency with Tinsel Edwards at Galerie Michaela Stock in Vienna, and in 2010 was selected to exhibit as part of an emerging British Artist show at Redbull’s prestigious Hangar-7 Gallery in Salzburg. She has also exhibited at LA’s Orange County Centre of Contemporary Art (OCCCA).
Other exhibition highlights include the Hay Hill Gallery on London’s Cork St, a joint show with her dad David Troughton in Leamington Spa’s Gallery150, and at Somerset House in London during London Fashion week. Her work has been featured in-store in Selfridges on Oxford St and at The Affordable Art fair with Jamm Gallery. Twinkle has also been a Celeste Art prize finalist and an Aesthetic Art Prize Longlister.
Collaborations include public art performances with Tinsel Edwards, and co-curating exhibitions at Gallery 64a in Whitstable, Vyner Street’s Cultivate Gallery and Redchurch Street’s Outside World gallery.
Daimon Dash, Howard Marks and Rupert Grint all own Twinkle paintings. Her work is also in the collection of Dietrich Mateschitz (owner of Redbull). She also has work in a private collection in Malibu alongside Ed Ruscha and Rauschenberg.
The artist has been interviewed on Resonance Radio and featured and interviewed in Zeitgeist Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Spain’s El Pais newspaper, Metro Newspaper, Plus1 Magazine, Amelia’s Magazine amongst others.