I was born in Bristol and studied at the West of England College of Art, where my tutors included Paul Feiler and Robert Hurdle. I studied at Bristol University and South Glamorgan Institute obtaining a B.A. (Hons)
I left a career in Secondary Education to become a part-time Lecturer and to concentrate on Etching and Painting.
My work has been in galleries and in private collections in Europe, U.S.A and Australia. A wide range of my Etchings and Paintings are held in “Petra” – a major gallery near St. Marks, Venice. Prominent collectors of my work include Cabinet Ministers Kenneth Clarke, John Prescott and the world renowned Operatic Baritone Bryn Terfel.
Fine Art Painter specialising in Still Life, Interiors, Venice and Jazz.
After the benefits of a traditional art education rooted in the principles of design and draughtsmanship, I am almost inevitably, a realist artist and the control of colour and light are still the fascinating daily challenges. When I concentrate on a Still Life or detail from a larger subject, I re-live the pleasure of close observation inculcated in my student days. For me, a Still Life is never a Nature Morte. When painted, even an inanimate object can express vitality. With interiors, I am particularly drawn to what is mysterious or suggested leaving a subliminal narrative open to interpretation by the viewer.
Fortunate, for long periods, to have lived in Italy – particularly Venice – I have latterly made regular trips to Provence and Northern France. These experiences, and a lifetime’s love of Jazz, are obviously reflected in my work.
Among Artists, I readily admit to the influence of Wyeth, Tindle, Hopper, Caravaggio and Vermeer.
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith 1991
Handel House, Devizes 1991, 1993
Liberty’s, London 1992, 1994
Toll House Gallery, Clevedon 1994, 1995, 2000
Theatre Royal, Bath 1995
Severino Gallery, Cortona, Tuscany 1997
Primavera Studio, Perugia, Umbria 1998
La Rocca, Umbertide, Umbria 2003
Folk House, Bristol 2008
Gallery19, Kensington, London 2009
Hockeys, Clifton, Bristol 1986
Old Bell Gallery, Chepstow 1989
Llandogo, Wales 1993
Lailleys, Bradford-on-Avon 1994, 1997
Guildhall, Winchester 1996
Folk House, Bristol 2009
Toll House Gallery, Clevedon 2010
Bankside Open Print, London 1989
R.W.A Open Print, Bristol 1990
Henry Brett Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold 1990
Alpha Gallery, Swanage 1992
Fiery Beacon Gallery, Painswick 1993, 1994, 2000, 2010
Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London 1993
Broughton House Gallery, Cambridge 1995
Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold 2006
Lloyd Gill Gallery, Weston-super-Mare 2007
Bath Open Art Fair 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Clevedon Open Art Fair 2009
Society of Bath Artists, Bath 2010
The Art Source
New Art Collectors