Artist's Statement My aim is to continue pushing at the boundaries of my work; changing media from time to time keeps my work fresh and helps to retain the excitement and joy of discovery.
However, my favourite media is painting in oils, which, in itself, offers a wide scope for experimenting.
If I can reach just one person with my art; that connection is priceless and the feedback outlives us all. Music and Art defines my life.
CV 1970-1980 Studied Painting and Drawing in Sheffield, Oxford and St.Albans, and Illustration at Watford College of Art and Design.
Preferring to experiment and explore the possibilities of using different media, I didn’t pursue a career in illustration.
1980’s Work became more figurative after moving to the country in 1985.
Commissions include Malcolm King - King Sturge & Co.-The Machrie Hotel as Artist in Residence on the Isle of Islay (Inner Hebredes)
2000 Prince Nicholas of Prussia Patron, the late Baron Charles von Westernholz of Lt Blakesware (British Wheatfields). I provided Painting tuition to Lady Mary von Westernholz on Lady Mary's request.
I have been selective in taking on commissions for landscapes and portraits in order to pursue my own ideas and inspirations.
2004-2006 I was invited to the membership of EAGMA (EAST ANGLIAN MARINE ARTISTS) , I left EAGMA in 2006. MEMBER of IPSWICH ART SOCIETY (IAS ) for a number of years. 2005 accepted at the RA - ROYAL ACADEMY of ARTS, London Summer exhibition 2014 shortlisted work at the RWA-ROYAL WEST of ENGLAND ACADEMY of ARTS, Bristol 2015 shortlisted work at the RA- ROYAL ACADEMY of ARTS, London Summer exhibition
Awards2000 JOHN GODDEN Award For Best Painting at Hertford Art Society Members Show. 2001 Winner of ROI (Royal Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London) Award for Outstanding Work
2003 and 2006 BEECROFT AWARD for Best Work depicting Local Landmark at 45th Essex Open Exhibition, Beecroft Gallery.
2004 two paintings submitted and both were accepted by the NEW ENGLISH ART CLUB (NEAC). Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
2005 Work accepted by the ROYAL ACADEMY of ARTS (RA - Summer exhibition)
Featured in the 'ARTIST & ILLUSTRATORS' magazine Issue 233, Feb 2006.
Featured several times in the East Anglian Daily Press
Exhibitions and Galleries from 2007 Solo and Joint exhibitions – Southwold Gallery - Southwold,Suffolk
2004 Solo exhibition – Beecroft Gallery - West Cliff on Sea, Essex 2003 Solo exhibition – 'Artist of the Month' at The Gallery' - Snape Maltings, Suffolk 2002 Solo exhibition – Lindsell Gallery - Lindsell, Essex 1998 Joint exhibition with AM Oshelda – Forty Hall - Enfield, London. At the MALL Galleries, London: N.E.A.C. (NEW ENGLISH ART CLUB) R.B.A.(ROYAL SOCIETY OF BRITISH ARTISTS) P.S. (PASTEL SOCIETY) R.I. (ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOUR) R.O.I. (ROYAL SOCIETY OF OIL PAINTERS) R.S.M.A. (ROYAL SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS) Llewellyn Alexander (Fine Paintings),Annual - London The Gallery - Snape Maltings, Suffolk Southwold Gallery (former Garden Gallery) - Southwold, Suffolk Ipswich Art Society,Annual - Ipswich, Suffolk Beecroft Gallery, Annual - West Cliff on Sea, Essex Angel Gallery - Lavenham, Suffolk (Haste Gallery - Ipswich, Suffolk Gainsborough House - Sudbury, Suffolk Graves Art Gallery - Sheffield, Yorks. Abbey Theatre - St. Albans, Herts. Luton Museum & Art Gallery - Beds)