Sensitivity and sensuality, openness to what is seen and experienced, are the vital elements that I use as tools in my work. I seek ways to combine a natural sensual approach with the Stoic concept of flourishing through knowledge.
I choose simple elements, pencil, paper, wood, paint, as these offer immediacy in their use and a range of tones, colours and textures, along with a measure of stability.
I continue to cultivate an enjoyment for the richness and subtlety in this visual form of communication.
Formal Arts Education
Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design
BTEC National Diploma Art and Design 1988 - 1990
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Art and Technology
BA Hons Degree Fine Art Painting 1990 - 1993
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - 2018
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - 2016
Threadneedle Prize Exhibition - 2013
Threadneedle Prize Exhibition - 2012
New English Art Club - 2011
Lynn Painter Stainer Prize Exhibition - 2010
Lynn Painter Stainer Prize Exhibition - 2007
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London - 1997
Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames
Jelly Leg'd Chicken Gallery, Reading
Syreford Gallery, Cheltenham
Abbey National Building Society