I have painted as long as I can remember but for a while studied sculpture at Wycombe Art College with George Mueller. I soon realised that I needed to be a painter, my first love and have continued to be fully committed and excited by any subject. A touch of light on a piece of furniture or fruit, a pot or the colour of a flower or the sky will take me off on a journey. It’s a spontaneous feeling. I go straight in with the paint with great energy to capture whatever set me off in the first place.
I use any medium at hand but my first love is oils. I paint mostly around my house and studios but enjoy painting outdoors, capturing the mood of the changing landscape. On these occasions I use acrylics or mixed media but will sometimes put oils over the top when I am back in my studio.
I find the hardest part of painting is talking about it. It comes from such a deep place but I hope that my work speaks for me.
I began exhibiting work in the seventies in London at the Royal Overseas League and have frequently exhibited in various exhibitions including:
- The Royal Society of British Artists
- The Royal Institute of Oil Painters
- The Royal Watercolour Society
- The Royal Society of Marine Artists
- Britain Painters
- The Paris Salon
The Loggia Gallery, SW1.
The Boxfield Gallery, Stevenage.
The Gallery, HenleyManagementCollege.
The Gallery, Leighton Buzzard Arts Centre.
The Talent Store, Belgravia.
OsterleyPark House, London
St Martins in the Fields London
Roy Miles Gallery, Mayfair
Medici Gallery, Mayfair,
Lauderdale House, Highgate,
Bloomsbury Gallery, Bloomsbury
Brighton Polytechnic Art Gallery
Buckinghamshire County Museum
Bucks Open Studios
Waldorf Hotel, London
Marks and Spencers Head Office, Baker Street
Gallerie Hautefeuille, Paris.
British Artists Prestige Debut, New York
Olympia “On the Wall”
Artists Illustrators Exhibition, Islington
Fenny Lodge Gallery Oxon
Century Gallery Oxon
Cottons Atrium London
Bankside Gallery London
Blythe Gallery Manchester
Marylebone Underground Station
Free Painters and Sculptors London
Societe des Artistes Francais (Paris Salon)
Work in private and public collections in 17 countries including Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Australia
Who’s Who in Art
Work featured in Daler Rowney Video “Understanding Acrylics
The Art Newspaper
Greetings cards by several companies including Medici
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