After graduating in painting at Chelsea College of Art and Design I continued to paint full-time for some years exhibiting in group and solo shows in and around London. I later combined this with the teaching of art and running a banner making studio before moving to Cornwall in 1989.
Travel fuels my interest in the history and identity of different cultures. I carry a notebook and camera to record the social interaction at play and the feelings involved.
Back in my studio these significant memories, whether inspired by times away or rooted at home in Cornwall with its special sense of place and light, become central.
Participating in an international Residency in Southern Spain was a high point inspiring work which continues today. The scarred golden surface of an ancient wall stained with layerings of paint and fading graffiti, distinctive marks that people leave and echoes of the things that they do, are and believe in, are aspects which directly influence my work and ideas.
I work full-time as a painter and printmaker from my studio in St Ives, and am an active member of Porthmeor Printmakers group who manage the community based Print Workshop in St Ives.
CV & Education
2011 - Recent Work, Cornwall Contemporary Attic Gallery, Penzance
2008 - Viva Cuba , Printmakers Gallery, St Ives (painting and printmaking)
2006 - September Show, Printmakers Gallery, St Ives (painting and printaking)
2004 - September Festival Show, Printmakers Gallery, St Ives (painting and printmaking)
2002 - September show, Porthmeor Print Workshop Gallery, St Ives
2001 - Porthmeor Print Workshop Gallery, St Ives (paintings and monoprints)
2001 - Print Makers Gallery, St. Ives (paintings)
2001 - Monoprint show, Newlyn Orion, Newlyn
2000 - September show, Porthmeor Print Workshop Gallery, St Ives
2011 - easter show, Stoneman Graphics , Penzance
2011 - print, the exchange , Penzance
2010 - christmas show, Stoneman Graphics , Penzance
2009 - mixed show, Belgrave Gallery, st ives
2009 - ongoing, uys gallery, st ives
2006 - Porthmeor Printmakers Show, Tate (Restaurant), St Ives
2004 - Cornish Colourists, Gallery 39, Swindon
2004 - Porthmeor, Belgrave Gallery, St Ives
2004 - The Garden Painted, Vine St. Gallery, Devizes
2004 - The Nude, Gallery 39, Swindon
2003 - Breaking the Wave, Vine Street Gallery, Devizes
2003 - Recurring exhibition, Contour Contemporary Galley, Newlyn
2003 - Recurring exhibition, New Millennium Gallery, St. Ives
2003 - Sieze the Moment, The Printworks, Marazion
2003 - St Ives Painters, Belgrave Gallery, St. Ives
2002 - Print Show, Bad Cocks Gallery, Newlyn
2002 - St Ives Colourists Group Show, Vine St. Gallery, Devizes
2001 - Affordable Art Fair, with Art West, London
2001 - National Print Fair, Barbican Centre, London
2000 - National Print Fair, Barbican Centre, London
2000 - Porthmeor Printmakers Group Show, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives
2000 - Recurring exhibition, Penwith Gallery, St. Ives
1999 - Porthmeor Printmakers Group Show, Truro Law Courts, Truro
1998 - Porthmeor Printmakers Group Show, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives
1998 - Two Painters, Gt. Atlantic Map Works Gallery, St. Just