'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 holding a one day workshop 'Painting Still Life in Oils' on Wednesday 14 February- all info is on the RBSA website, please contact the gallery directly to pre book! Capped at 8 people so please book now if you're interested!
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
''Still Life with Pears and Conkers'
oil on canvas board
Three 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 three oil paintings: 'Summer Path, Trevone' and 'Estuary View, Summer'