I make paintings on paper, canvas and wood which take imagery and ideas from various sources.
My recent 'landscape' paintings refer to visits to Mexico - both real and virtual. The imagery tends to be sourced from Google street view and relates to news stories.
Alongside these I make abstract work; paintings made in a spirit of playful improvisation. Paintings are often exhibited as installations - the relationships between individual paintings is important. Musical influences play a key role in this work.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2008 - MA Fine Art, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK 1990 - B.Ed (Hons) Art, Bristol Polytechnic, Bristol, UK Solo Exhibitions 2014 'Los azulejos - a tale that can't be told', Exeter Phoenix. Group exhibitions 2017 'Mixing Signals', Kobi and Teal, Frome, Somerset 2017 ‘Pay and Display’, Centrespace, Bristol 2016 164 RWA Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol, Black Swan Arts Open 2016, Frome, 2015 RWA 163 Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol, 2015 'Love and Death', Walcot Chapel, Bath, 2015 -Lynn Painter-Stainers, The Mall Galleries, London, 2014 - Wells Art Contemporary, Wells, Somerset , 2014 -162 RWA Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol, 2014 - The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London. Invited artist. 2014 - 'Paint like you mean it' (catalogue), Interview Room 11, Edinburgh, 2013 - 'Tumbleweed', Searchers Contemporary, Bristol, 2013 - 'What is art to an artist?', Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol, 2012 - 'Objects of Desire', Centrespace Gallery, Bristol 2012 - 'Objects of Desire', The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol 2011 - 'No.1: Paint', Blank Media Collective, Manchester 2009 - 6 at the Octagon, Bath Fringe Festival, Bath 2009 - MA and Other Postgraduates, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset 2009 - Spike Open Studios, Spike Island, Bristol 2008 - Bath Spa Masters Interim Exhbition, Bath Spa University, Bath 2008 - Spike Island Open Studios, Spike Island, Bristol 2007 - Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter 2005 - 'Sketch', Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre, Wiltshire Competitions, prizes and awards 2010 - Fringe MK Painting Prize 2010 (catalogue), Fringe Milton Keynes - online catalogue, facebook - Fringe MK 2000 - Autumn Exhibition Prizewinner, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol