Creating Art is my way to see, interpret and understand. It is a visual exploration of my world and my individual expression of it. My visual language is characteristically and identifiably mine. It is the language of energetic line , texture interpreting the subject as I see it with my marks.
My process is visceral: push, pull, rip, tear, sew, splash, paint then rest and return! It is all one big and continuous experiment with materials and mediums often governed by place, time, situation and opportunity.
I work with print: lino, screen and etching. With collage I use old magasines, old drawings, paraphenalia and books but also beautiful hand made papers. I use oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, pigment, dye, chalk, crayon, ink.
My tools are enormous old brushes handed down and sticks whittled by my nephew. My work can end up under the sewing machine or the hose pipe. I so enjoy the process!.
Observational drawing is vital :portraiture and life drawing challenge this skill. It is a different angle - to understand what is human, how we move is the basis of life drawing for me which I like to sum up in a few simple lines.
Success for me is work that sits happily between representative and abstraction with colour, composition and an energy that takes you to the place but lets you complete the narrative. Enjoy...
'Dreadlocks and Dungarees' in Fringe Arts Bath Annual show October 2021
'Elphin' in Bath Society of Artists anuual exhibition 2021.
Finalist for 'Creative Bath Award' 2021. Winner to be anouned October 2021
Solo show 'My Blooming Year' 44ad Bath October 2021
'Pulling the leeks' Bath Society of Artists Annual show 2020
Open House October 2020
Solo show, George Street, Bath July 2020
Slow Lane Bath. November 2019
Home show, Bath November 2019
Solo Show George street Bath June 2018
'Elin in Yellow' Bath Society of Artists Annual show 2018
Bear Flat Arts trail, Bath, May 2018
Shortlisted for Mall Galleries Marine Artist 2017
Wildcard on Sky "Landscape Artist of the year" June 2017
Collaboration with Tom Young at Treave potteries May 2017
Bear Flat Arts trail, Bath, May 2017
44AD, Bath, 48 hours, February 2017
The Net Cafe, llantwit Major November 2016
Ayot St Lawrence Art Festival June 21-23, 2016
Cowbridge Art Society mixed show June 2016
Barnabus House, Newport mixed christmas show 2015
'Coast' The Pavillion, Porthcawl 2014
Printhaus, Cardiff 2011, 2012, 2013
Washington Gallery mixed show 2010
Off the Wall gallery, Llandaff mixed show 2010
Childwickbury Arts Fair 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Royal Photographic Society International Exhibition 2009 prizewinner
Solo show: A Creative Mix, Harpenden 2008
Beesonend House with Fiona Rae 2005
Solo show: Downtown Gallery, Toronto 1997
Wild and Wonderful workshops. 2020
Holburne Museum, Bath
Shoebox Art School, Marcross
Atlantic College, St Donats guest tutor
Reading University Typography degree guest tutor.
Whipsnade life drawing
Ravens wood School, Bromley
Ralph Allen School, Bath
Sheldon Comprehensive, Chippenham
Bristol Redlands :PGCE Design Technology
Newlyn School of Art: various
West Herts College: Printmaking
Toronto School of Art: Life drawing
Atlin School of Art, British Columbia: Cocept and the Creative Process
Birmingham School of Fine Art: BA (hons)
Amersham College BTEC Art and Design