Currently my work is dealing with the themes of colour, depth, space and movement. For example in 'Opal Minuet' where the thin lines dance across the upper half of the painting, while the disks float either forward or recede. Movement in 'Tango' is achieved by both the composition. Although the works are expressed in abstract terms, they do most frequently have a starting point in the visible world, either something seen or experienced.
Much of my work is done in series, that is, the paintings can both 'stand alone' or hang together as a group. My working methods and the current nature of the paintings makes them suitable for gallery spaces, domestic and corporate interiors.
Cultural, sign, symbol, music.
My career path was until 1999 an ongoing combination, of lecturing in further and higher education while at the same time producing my own work. Following my decision to leave teaching and concentrate solely on my painting, I have had a series of solo exhibitions - at New Hall College, Cambridge; Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge and The Castle, Wellingborough. These together with a number of group shows - The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London Art House E1 Gallery, The Original Art Gallery Bastard, Sweden, Hunter Gallery, Long Melford and the Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch-on -Thames, plus a number of others.
I have made an on going commitment to upgrading my skills. This has included an Open University Arts Degree and a year at Goldsmiths College - Post Graduate in Textiles. Also numerous short courses in print making. I was awarded a place on AA2A at University of Hertfordshire 2002.
Private Collections and New Hall Collection, New Hall, Cambridge.
CV & Education
2010 - ''innuendo:two songs'', JGallery, Moulton
2009 - New Paintings, Wolfson College, Oxford
2007 - New Work, Clare Hall, Cambidge
2004 - Butley Gallery, Butley, Suffolk
2003 - Modern Artist Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames
2002 - Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge
2001 - The Castle, Wellinborough
2000 - Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge
1999 - New Hall, Cambridge
2010 - Harmony,Ratio and The Cosmos, Yarrow gallery, Oundle
2006 - General to the Particular, Courtyard Arts Gallery, Hertford
2006 - Leicester City Open, Leicester City Gallery, Leicester
2006 - Winter Show, Dolby Gallery, Oundle, Northants
2005 - Show Case, Yarrow Gallery, Oundle
2004 - Simon Dolby Gallery, Oundle
2004 - The Hunter Gallery, Long Melford
2004 - Sefton Open Exhibition, Netherton Arts Centre, Merseyside
2003 - The Hunter Gallery, Long melford
2003 - Eight + one, VS&H, Thrapton
2002 - Modern Artist Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames
2002 - Simon Dolby Gallery, Oundle
2002 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2002 - Gildenburgh Gallery, Peterborough
2002 - Hunter Gallery, long Melford, Suffolk
2002 - Mall Gallery, London
2002 - Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch-on-Thames
2001 - Open Spaces Open Places, Northampton
2000 - Road Mender Arts Centre, Northampton
1998 - London Art House, E1 Gallery, Summer Exhibition
1998 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1998 - The Original Art Gallery, Bastard, Sweden
1997 - The Original Art Gallery, Bastard, Sweden
1995 - Alfred East Gallery, Kettering Contemporary Arts Open Exhibition
1986 - Summer Exhibition, Yarrow gallery, Oundle
2005 - AA2A (Printmaking), University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
2006 - Oil Paintings, Sandy Lane Hotel, Barbados