I am an abstract landscape painter. My paintings are of spatial landscape which evoke a sense of peace and timelessness. Light and colour play a large part to create an atmosphere of solitude and contemplation.
The canvas is built up slowly in transparent layers of paint to portray water, land and sky, often over layers of gesso and wax. Much of my inspiration comes from walking along the coastlines of northern Cornwall, Devon, Wales and Scotland.
Living in Mexico eight years and being fully integrated in the language and culture, having trained as a graphic designer, I can work well to deadlines. Now in recent years I am more influenced by nature and walking along coastlines and on Dartmoor. Favourite painter: Peter Lanyon
I studied graphic design, printmaking and illustration at Bath Academy of Art from 1971 to 1975. I worked in Mexico City from 1976 to 1984 as a graphic designer and illustrator in a design company, a few years later becoming Head of Graphic Design in the Cultural Institute of the National University of Mexico. I returned to the UK in 1984 and have been painting since.
I exhibit widely in the UK and have worked to commission for both private and corporate clients as well as art consultancies.
CV & Education
2009 - Devon Open Studios, Artist's studio in Kerswell, Cullompton, East Devon, Kerswell
2008 - Rock around the Coast, The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, South Hams, Devon
2007 - New Paintings, Morgan-Boyce Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire
2004 - House and Gardens Fair, Olympia, London
2003 - Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
2002 - Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
2010 - Affordable Art Fair, The Old Passenger Shed, Bristol
2010 - Art London, Chelsea, London
2010 - Capturing Nature, Fiumano Fine Arts, London
2010 - Changing Exhibitions of work, Inspires Gallery, Oxford
2010 - Changing Exhibitions of work, The Brownston Gallery, Modbury, near Plymouth, Devon
2010 - Coast, Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
2010 - Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
2010 - Summer Exhibition, Limetree Gallery, Bristol
2009 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2009 - Changing Exhibitions of work, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff
2009 - Glasgow Art Fair, George Square, Glasgow
2009 - Hackwood Arts Festival, Hackwood Farm, Tunworth, Basingstoke, Hants
2008 - Morgan-Boyce Contemporary Art, Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire
2004 - Two man show, Hutson Gallery, Sackville Street, London
2003 - Two man show, Hutson Gallery, Sackville Street, London
2002 - Two woman show, CCA Galleries, Albemarle Street, London
2006 - Painting on canvas 100 x 100 cm, For an Interior Designer, County Kerry, Ireland
2009 - paintings for interior/dining area, SMC Art Consultancy, Norwegian Cruise Liner