'Whatever the subject matter, be it landscape or still life – whether painting in oils or working on paper with gouache and pastel – my work is driven by a love of nature, of the seasons, the weather, the patterns in landscape, the atmosphere and the light.
The very process of oils, or of gouache and pastel, enables me to build my paintings up in considered layers – I start with an idea, but the process sometimes leads me elsewhere. I work less and less from the subject, more frequently from photos, memories, drawings, videos – I find that working this way gives me the freedom to interpret the subject from a distance, not just compositionally but in terms of atmosphere and feeling. My work appears representational but it is always a mix of the literal and the imagination'.
Elected a Member of the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists (RBSA) in 2015, I have exhibited at many galleries including The Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (A & K Wilson Gallery Award 2011) 1999 and preselected 2022, 2017; The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open and Prize Exhibitions (Highly Commended 2017/2012/2010); The Royal Institute of Painters in Oils; The Bankside Gallery, London; The Gallery Cork Street, London; The Gallery Upstairs, Henley in Arden; John Noott Gallery, Broadway.
I live and work in Warwickshire.
Upcoming workshop at the RBSA Gallery - I will be repeating my August one day workshop 'Introduction to Painting in Oils' on Tuesday 24 October - all info will be on the RBSA website in the next few weeks but contact the gallery directly to pre book!
Delighted to have had my submission 'Still Life, Studio Shelf' selected for the RBSA Drawing Prize Exhibition. Exhibition dates: September 5 - October 15 2023
''Still Life, Studio Shelf' charcoal/pastel £750
This painting 'Garden in France' is currently one of several of my paintings available from the Hope Gallery at Hebden Bridge - please contact the gallery directly.
'Garden in France' oil on board 60 x 50 £900
Four new paintings have just arrived at the Artifex Gallery, Sutton Coldfield - please contact the gallery directly if you are interested in purchasing one of them. Images will be on their website shortly! Below are two of the four oil paintings: 'Winter Sea, Sennen' and 'Landscape, Near the Sea'.