I have always used landscape imagery in my work as a means of representing those human conditions and emotions reflected in the elemental forces and cyclic changes found in nature. Although my paintings are concerned with the darker elements of Mans psyche, I continue to convey a sense of optimism.Influences
My mixed media works on paper, drawings and oils on canvas refer to culture i.e. Etruscan, Anasazi (New Mexico).
Influences: Edward Burra, Helen Chadwick, Ken Kiff, James Turrell, Paul Nash.Career path
Foundation course - Sheffield College of Art 1968-69
BA Degree - Falmouth School of Art 1969-1972
PGCE Art and Design - Liverpool 1972-1973
Full time teacher of art untill 1991. Became a sessional lecturer till 2003, now a 0.6 Senior Lecturer in Art and Design at Liverpool John Moores University.
Balsdon Fellow at The British School in Rome 1987
Margaret Wethered Travelling Scholarship 1991
CV & Education
Solo exhibitions 2003 - Landscape Past and Present, Blackburne House, Liverpool 1998 - One Person Exhibition, Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery 1995 - Stoke-on-Trent Museum 1995 - Transmutations, Senate House, University of Liverpool 1994 - Dukes Oak Gallery, Sandbach 1994 - Portico Gallery, Manchester 1993 - Castle Park Arts Centre 1993 - Vernon Gallery, Preston 1992 - Journeys, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport 1984 - Washington Arts Centre 1983 - Landscape in Contemporary Art, Astley, Cheetham Group exhibitions 2011 - no title, The Long Gallery, Winforton Court , Winforton, Herefordshire 2010 - Crossing Borders, Moray Arts Centre, Findhorn, Scotland 2009 - Exchange exhibition, Somerset, Somerset 2008 - 45th Anniversary Exhibition, Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester 2008 - Art in the Gardens, Nantwich Museum, Nantwich, Cheshire 2007 - City Life and country living, Down to a Fine Art, Cheshire 2006 - no title, Colin Jellicoe Gallery, Manchester 2006 - no title, Gallery Red Bill, Deeside 2006 - The Kitchen Gallery, Norton Priory, Cheshire 2005 - Cheshire open studios, Brimley Arts centre, Runcorn 2005 - no title, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright Scotland 2004 - View-Vista, Kaleyards Gallery, Chester 2003 - Artlink, Stockport Gallery, Stockport 2003 - Cheshire Open Studios, Dukes Oak Gallery, Sandbach 2003 - Over the hills and far away, Chapel Art Gallery, Ormskirk 2003 - Pac I Can Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester 2003 - Portico 2003 retrospective, Portico Gallery, Manchester 2003 - Spring in to Summer at The Steading, Steading Gallery, Kirkcudbright 1998 - States Of Being, Harris Museum Art Gallery, Preston 1997 - Creatin Wimmin, Pankhurst Centre, Manchester 1997 - St Helens Open Art Exhibition, St Helens College 1997 - Wilde Contemporary Art, Art Connoisseur Gallery, London 1996 - Keele University, Three Counties Open, Keele University 1994 - Dukes Oak Gallery, Sandbach 1994 - Merseyside Contemporary Artists, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport 1994 - North West Artists, Theatre Clwyd 1994 - Stoke Open Exhibition, Stoke-on-Trent 1993 - 25 Down, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool 1993 - Acorn Gallery, Group Show 1992 - Broekman Gallery, Chester 1992 - Ship of Fools, Acorn Gallery, Liverpool 1991 - 'On Paper', Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool Publications 2008 - Art of England