Jokey graphics produced for my Mailart event 'The Adolf Hitler Fan Club' (an analogy for pre-Thatcher British Governments) 1974-1978 were followed by oil painted texts on WWII describing famous photographs. In 1981 I learnt real astrology, later (1999-2003) painting watercolour texts resulting from my own research into death astrology. Two one page leaflets on death astrology for beginners are available. During Mailart I used antique cameras with black and white plate film to produce inscribed photographs published either by myself or by editors in Europe, North and South America, Australia, Japan. I bought a modem camera to use colour in 1998. Since then photography has taken over from painting. The photographs of set-ups were inspired by ancient monuments, cultures, myths and flint simulacra gathered on Brighton beach which also could have interested our ancient ancestors.
Until 'The Ley Hunter' ceased publication, I was a subscriber for a few years. Nature orientated people who were strongly aware of Earth as the source of all benefits, might have thought human and animal simulacra produced by Mother Earth to be species struggling towards animation. 'Extinctions': colour Xerox prints of 14 inscribed photographs, 'Tombs of the Last (Species)' were circulated to all MPs on 22/04/2006 10 more SPECIES TOMBS (9 X 6 in) circulated to all MPs on 3.11.08. Influences Politics, History, Ancient scripts, Astronomica - Manilius 1st Century Roman. 'Book of Life' - Marsilio Ficino 15th Century Italian. 'The Astrology of Death' - Richard Houck, 1994. Marcel Duchamp, Persian paintings and architecture, European illuminated manuscripts, architectural decoration. Antique postcard collecting. Career path 2009 DACS 25th Anniversary (mixed) show '1984', Kowalsky Gallery, London 2008 'The Financial Crisis and the UK' published 'Transit' Nov/Dec 2008 'Collection' of images of women (49 photographs in one frame 42 x 31 inches) in 'Woman's Art Show' at Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke fairfields.org 2007 Litvinyenko's Death Transits, published March/April, 'Transit' 2003 Report on Death Astrology published in January/February, 'Transit', on AstrologicalAssociation.com 2000 Watercolours included in NYAD2000 at DFN Gallery, New York 1989 Group Show: WWII Oil Paintings at Minories, Colchester 1974/78 Editions of Mailart leaflets designed and published by myself, and many one-offs published by editors of graphics magazines abroad. Response to the Adolf Hitler Fan Club Event now in Tate Library. 1969 One-person Show, Artists International Association, London 1968 London Group 1966 Young Contemporaries, London 1966/67 Chelsea School of Art (Year of Advanced Study) 1962/66 St. Martin's School of Art (Intermediate and NDD (Painting)
CV & Education
Solo exhibitions 1969 - One Person Show, Artists International Association, London Group exhibitions 2011 - Photography, Lauderdale House, London 2000 - Paintings, DFN Gallery, New York 1989 - Group Show, Minories, Colchester.