I extend my experience of the world by making art. This invariably results in chaos, sometimes in an acceptable order, which can be called a painting, and is about mark making, drawn, painted, scratched, gouged, flooded, scrubbed, stuck, dried or dusted. The mark is paramount whether accidental or deliberate and is recognised as an attempt to convey an accident of passion before secondary concerns of deliberate representation or composition.
Drawing comes first, but photography is often my most immediate form of mark making being instant and comprehensive in trapping the ephemeral. I make work, which is about objects or marks on surfaces; my main area of interest is in the aftermath of interruptions in nature. This can be as direct as looking at a beach at low tide or as indirect as using astronaut’s photographs of the earth from space. It can also feature references to the residue of history or the discoveries of science. Robert Motherwell suggested an “External and internal scanning of the world in which, finally, the subject is not the world but the artwork itself”. In my view this may in turn extend the viewers experience, and enjoyment, of the world.
CV & Education
Born Scotland 1950
Studied Hornsey College of Art and
Ravensbourne College of Art & Design
1974 Married Stephanie Osborne
1976 son Oliver born
1986 son Roland born
1975 Angela Flowers Small is Beautiful.
1978 One Man Battersea Arts Centre.
1978 One Man Glasgow Print Studio.
1985 3 X 14 Bernard Jacobson.
1985 Contemporary Art Society Art Market.
1989 London Group.
1996 2 Person Clink Wharf Gallery London with Katy English.
1998 2 Person Maclaurin Art Gallery Ayr with Katy English.
1998 Cheltenham Open Drawing Competition.
1999 Cheltenham Open Drawing Competition.
2000 Cheltenham Open Drawing Competition.
99-00 John Moores Contemporary Painting 21.
2001 One Man mac Birmingham.
2001 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
2002 ContemporaryArt Society Art Market.
2002 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
2003 Hunting Group Art Prizes.
2003 One Man Piers Feetham Gallery, London.
2004 One Man Bank Restaurant, Westminster, RA Summer Exhibition
2006 Clarion Contemporary Art, London.
2007 Open studio. World Series begun.
2008 FORM Art Fair. William Angel Gallery. Rowley Gallery, London
2009 Rowley Gallery, Pavilion Café Dulwich Park, Open Studio.
2009 Selected by Rebecca Wilson Saatchi Online top 10 artists.
2009 Winner of the Major London Group Award. London Group Menier Gallery.
2010 Rowley Gallery, Pavilion Cafe Dulwich Festival
2010 Shortlisted John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Gallery, Liverpool, UK
2010 Shortlisted National Art Competition Chichester UK
2011 Rowley Gallery Poussin Paintings
2011 Venus + Demarco + Beuys - Demarco Trust Edinburgh
2012 Urmson-Burnett Gallery, Salisbury Yarty Valley paintings
2012 Art Dog Artists Open House Dulwich Festival
2012 Battersea, Bristol, Bloomsbury and Hampstead Affordable Art Fairs
2012 Open Studio December.
2013 One Man, Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh
2013 Royal Scottish Academy Nov.13 - Jan 14
2014 Mixed Exhibition The Sutton Gallery
2015 One Man Jane Newbery, Dulwich, London