I was born surrounded by Art and Artists. I am by my own admission a painter trying to tackle the quintessence of a landscape, the hidden but core feel and meaning that impacts upon my presence. Through my work I seek a relationship that is a combination of time spent in a landscape observing and waiting for something to appear that cannot be seen.
Paint is a passionate medium that I test and explore pushing it to its raw qualities. Mixed media is always a consideration and I am constantly feeling the need to push and find new ways of visualising my work. I try to find unease within the mediums and colours that I use. The vastness and wealth of a landscape is powerful and takes time to filter to something that feels instinctive.
I have been a member of the Chelsea Arts Club since 1991 after receiving an honorary membership during my degree show at Central St Martins, London. My work appears in both of these institutions’ collections and many other private collections.
Travel is a key component of absorbing new landscapes and through receiving the Boise travelling scholarship my extensive travelling began with a three month trip to paint in Spain. Subsequent trips to the Iberian peninsula have yielded several series’ of work. Asian landscapes have been explored with a protracted journey to SE Asia. This has been contrasted by the cold climates of Michigan and Chicago’s cold winters to the wet and wind swept Atlantic coastline of Ireland. And of course, my feet are never too far from Snowdonia and the Lake District.
I have been represented by major galleries nationally and internationally, most notably the Bernard Jacobson Gallery off Cork Street, London and recently the Lakeside Gallery, Michigan, USA.