Meet the artist
was born in Seaham Harbour, County Durham in 1960 and completed
a degree in Fine Art at the local art college, now the University
of Sunderland. For the last fifteen years I have lived in the
Cotswolds, making my living as a painter and also by lecturing
in art and design at colleges in Swindon and Bristol. In June
2000 I was selected to become a member of the Ridley Art Society,
founded in 1889 and includes around 50 painters, sculptors, printmakers
and artists drawn from across the UK with representations from
Europe, Australia and North America. The society mounts at least
one exhibition in a Central London gallery each year. I am presently
negotiating an exhibition in Texas, USA - watch this space!!
describe myself as a colourist and see my painting as a vehicle
for understanding the complexities of colour in all its forms.
I work from life and endeavour to find subject matter that will
challenge my art, whether it is the drama and light of a Mediterranean
landscape or the relationships between objects and space in a
emotional impact of colour on the eye of the viewer intrigues
work can therefore be very intense. Patrons have commented on
the energy my paintings are capable of transmitting, saying that
even the smallest image needs space to breathe and grow. They
also tell me that the presence of one of my pictures in a room
can change the atmosphere quite dramatically.
work primarily in acrylic and mixed media, materials which enable
me to continually re-design the image as I paint, and to remain
alert to new possibilities as they arise. Pattern is always an
important consideration, from the meticulous arrangement of a
composition to the harmony of colour within the frame, or even
extending onto it. I live and work in Malmesbury, Wiltshire with
my wife and baby daughter, who I am sure thinks I must have
been born with paint on my fingers.
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