I was born in Bournemouth in 1971. After attending a foundation course at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Design, I went on to Central & St. Martins College of Art in London achieving my BA (hons) in Fine Art Painting in 1993. Whilst painting and exhibiting continually since, I returned to Bournemouth where I qualified as a conservation quality picture framer. Creating work in a wide variety of media; charcoal, pastels, oils and watercolours, I paint still lifes, landscapes, portraits and, more recently abstract pieces. Whatever the subject matter, and the medium of execution, I am preoccupied with light, colour and composition and the way that these elements can create mood, form and visual interest. For this reason acrylics, with their quick drying times have become the medium in which most of my work is now executed. They allow a reaction to a subject to be recorded with an immediacy that neither oils or watercolours, by their natures, can facilitate.
'I regard myself as a traditionalist, believing that, 'learning to see' and drawing are the necessary foundations from which work of quality, however diverse, ( representative through to abstract ), can evolve.'
1992 ' A View of the Dorset Coast'
1998 'Still Lives'
1999 ' Singles
2002 'On the Shelf'
1991-93 The Lethaby Gallery, London
1991-93 The Bridge Gallery, London
1993 Degree Show, Central & Saint Martins College, London
1993 ‘Art For Mayfair’, Brooke Street, London
1993-11 The Mayfield Gallery, Bournemouth
1993-99 The Daler Gallery, Bournemouth
1993-11 The Business Design Centre, Islington
1993-05 The Royal Horticultural Halls, London
1998 Burton Sweet Art Prize, Black Swan Arts Guild, Frome
1998 Laing Landscape Competition, Mall Gallery, London
1998 Artistic License, London
1998 Dorset Arts Week, Open Studio
1998-99 Saint Martins Gallery, Ringwood
1998-02 Walford Mill, Wimborne
1998 Candid Gallery, London
1999 Royal Bath & West Show
1999 Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition
2000 Karl Hoffer Geselleschaft, Charlottenburg, Berlin
2000 Hampton Court
2000-03 Bookends Art Centre, Christchurch
2000-11 Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
2001-10 Olympia, London
2004 Lighthouse, Poole, Opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth
2006 Battersea Contemporary Art Fair
2007-09 Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham
2008 Obsidian Gallery, High Wycombe
2009-10 Henley Arts Festival
1998 Second Prize, Black Swan Arts Guild, Frome
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