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...
Hello and welcome.
You have arrived at my web site looking at the works of my hand and my eyes and the craft honed over a lifetime but you cannot see the paintings for real.
Due to social media and covid the Art world and selling of Art has re-shaped and is evolving. On line sales have increased dramatically and you can be personally in touch with Artists through many platforms. On line work is every bit as important as the work hanging on walls in galleries.
The role of the physical Gallery is changing. A gallery will take 50% of the framed price of a painting. Even online platforms 30-35%. This is not to say that they don't play a critical role.
Collectors often buy in to the Art and the Artists - connect over the vision, share the passion and that is why I love to connect with colllectors personally where possible . For me my Art is personal. It is a part of me and my journey and my life . It is this that I am sharing so I too like to meet the new owner!
I am delighted that more people are buying original pieces and veering away from just the Van Gogh print. The young are buying what they love because they love it not because of what others will say. I find this so encouraging.
My prices are lead by materials and time, giving me back enough to keep on painting. To sell enough to keep exploring and enjoying and expressing and sharing. That's the mission!!
For all these reasons I try to show my work a couple of times a year and welcome new collectors and old - to hear their feedback, share and enjoy together.
If there is anything you would like to see 'for real' you would be most welcome to visit me in Bath.
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
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