My work is about painting the world around me and trying to capture form and light with paint. I am a figuative realist painter with a fascination of natural structures and the environment. After graduating in 1995 from Goldsmith's, London (BA Fine Art/Art history) I worked in London for several years painting and exhibiting work including, the 1997 Words and Pictures (issue 9) which was launched at the Eagle Gallery, Farringdon and sold at the ICA and London Contemporary Print Fair. In 1998 I moved to Kent and for several years assisted and modelled for the late John Ward CBE. He mentored me whilst I spent time within his studio, an invaluable experience that I am grateful for. Over the last decade, several residencies and a teaching post have enabled me to explore different avenues of creative thinking and help young adults to achieve success in their public examinations. My work is exhibited in Kent, London, and Europe and I have been commissioned to paint works for property in New Zealand and the USA. I am very happy to undertake commissions, including portrait drawings, mural projects and I am available for private tuition.
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Solo Exhibitions 2015 - Recent paintings, Betty Loves Bryan, Whitstable 2011 - Lifescape, Gallery 2 Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable 2007 - Recent Paintings, The Fish Slab Gallery, Whitstable 2002 - Marine Parade, Sheerness Library Gallery, then Faversham Library Gallery, Kent 2001 - Beachrollers, The Fish Slab Gallery, Whitstable, Kent, Gallery 37, Sandwich, Kent 2001 - New Paintings, Castle Arts, Canterbury, Kent 2000 - Corridor Gallery, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, Kent
Group Exhibitions 2017 - 'Whisper' Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum, The Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks, 2016 - The Canterbury Festival, Betty Loves Bryan, Whitstable, and Exhibition with Liz Shedden, 2016 - Betty Loves Bryan Gallery, Whitstable Oyster Festival, 2016 - The National Brain Appeal, ALIM2016, Gallery Oxo, London, 2015 - Tim Benson Art auction for victims of Ebola, VPROI, The Mall Galleries, London, 2015 - The National Brain Appeal, A Letter in Mind, Gallery Oxo, London 2014 - The National Brain Appeal, A Letter in Mind, Gallery Oxo, London 2014 - Kent Creative Live, SOIL Horsebridge, Whitstable 2014 - The Pastel Society UK 115th Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, 2012 - Caterpillar Dreams (First Thursday Event), The Hundred Years Gallery, London 2009 - Recent Paintings with Allison Wallace, The Show Off gallery., Whitstable 2008 - The Untitled Art fair, London, Chelsea Town Hall, London 2006 - The Great Art Fair, Alexandra Palace, London 2005 - Affordable Art Fair, rtbiz, London 2004 - Affordable Art Fair, rtbiz, London and Bristol 2004 - Affordable Art Fair, RTbiz.com, London 2003 - Affordable Art Fair, Dovedale Studios, London and Bristol 2002 - Affordable Arts Fair, Battersea, London, Dovedale Studios 2001 - Johnny's Art House, Whitstable, Kent, show with ceramicist 2001 - Passing Tales, Royal Museum and Gallery, Canterbury and then Certaldo, Italy 2000 - Panel Paintings, Wilson Stephens Fine Art, London 2000 - See Life, The Drawing Room, Sandwich, Kent 1997 - Words and Pictures, issue 9, The London Contemporary Print Fair, and the issue launch, The Eagle Gallery, London