I grew up in Brighton having spent my early childhood in a farming community in the Sussex Weald. I studied Art in Leeds , before moving to work and live in Birmingham and then Southampton. During the last twenty years I have been working from my painting/printmaking studio on the edge of Exmoor. I have recently moved again to the Mendip hills, near Bristol.
My current paintings and prints are bold, bright, contemporary and in the main representational, with subject matter taken from a wide range of influences, urban, rural and historical. The big canvasses sell to customers looking for something with dramatic impact.
My screen prints and wood cuts have low print runs, and all hand produced in my print studio. Working on wood or with cut paper stencils rather than with the brush allows me to let the process dictate in creating new and exciting images.
During the last few years I have moved away from scattering work though out the gallery network in favour of showing more complete groups of work at Art Fairs and exhibitions. To use a musical analogy, exhibiting albums of work rather than individual songs, as this seems to better to deliver the intended effect. In spite of the current economic background, my work has been selling well, and I am continuing to keep my pricing very competitive again this year. I do not sell any reproductions of my work.
I am also a co- partner with the Sculptor Mel Deegan in a ‘mobile’ exhibition business; Gallery4art ( www.gallery4art.co.uk), which is becoming a very important outlet for sales and support for full time Wessex artists.
In the last few years I have sold work all over the UK including venues at:
Bristol Paintworks, Colston Hall and the Tobacco factory market.
Southampton,Hilliers Art Show.
Birmingham Arts festival
Sheffield Art Show
The Patchings Art Fair, Nottingham
With Gallery4art at Kilver Court , Blackmore Farm and Binham Grange.
Manchester Contemporary Art fair
The Creation Show, Milton Keynes
Reading Contemporary Art fair
Urban Art show, Landmark , Untitled and Palace Art fairs, London.
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair
South West Contemporary Art fair, Totnes.
Royal Cornwall , North Devon and North Somerset Shows
Somerset Art Works open studios
Rural Living and Flower Shows in Taunton..
Art in the Pen show, Skipton, Yorkshire.
10 Parishes Festival events
The Big Art Show, Shrewsbury
Chester Art Fair
Oxford Art Fair
Liverpool Contemporary Art Fair
Thirsk, Art in the Pen