My most recent work makes reference to mass media and advertising and is a direct reflection of the contemporary cultural landscape. As a collection of homages, my work reveals the artists, writers, film-makers and musicians who have helped to shape my world view and made me the cultural product I am. My painting process begins with a black and white transparency projected using an OHP. The images are painted directly on to canvas using acrylics and emulsions for their fast-drying properties.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training: 2003 - MA in Fine Art, Sunderland University; 1997 - MA in Fine Art, Manchester Metropolitan University; 1966 - National Diploma in Art & Design, Winchester School of Art
Solo exhibitions: 2014 - 'All Shook Up', Customs House, South Shields; 2008 - 'More Questions than Answers', Bailiffgate Gallery, Alnwick
Group exhibitions: 2015 - Finalist, Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London; 2013 - Ludlow Open; 2012 - Ludlow Open, Shortlisted for National Open; 2011 - Shortlisted for National Open; 2010 - 'Language as Art', The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-Super-Mare; 2009 - 'Over To You', The Customs House, South Shields; 2008 - Summer Exhibition, Galeria del Veinte, Suesa, Cantabria, Spain; 2007 - LautieriMoores Open, The Gallery in Cork Street, Mayfair, London; 2005 - 'Borealis', Flowers East, London; 2005 - Joint show with Sunghoon Son, The Red Box Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; 2004 - Mixed show, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne