I am a professional British artist currently living and working in rural mid-Wales with my wife, Finnish symbolic artist Vivi-Mari Carpelan. In the recent past I have also worked in Spain and Finland. Using both traditional and digital media, my work is becoming increasingly well known worldwide, and I have exhibited in a number of countries.
I studied the old masters' method of oil and egg-tempera painting known as "Mische Technique" with Ernst Fuchs in Vienna, Austria. Most recently, I have become increasingly engaged with traditional drawing techniques, and large-scale drawings in traditional media now form a significant part of my practice. I also use advanced 3D fractal modelling software to create visually arresting organic abstract forms, and my current project “Synthesis”, funded by the Arts Council of Wales, has a thread which involves combining this digital work with traditional drawing techniques to create a new and novel body of work.
Also as part of project “Synthesis” I am currently working on a new illustrated edition of the classic Irish 'fairy tale for adults' “The Crock of Gold” by James Stephens, to be pubished in late 2012.
2012: Award: Arts Council of Wales Development Grant – Project Synthesis.
2011: Shortlisted - BA Great Britons Art Contest.
(2011) MOMA Wales, Machynlleth
Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells
(2010) Stadshusets galleri, Hangö, Finland
The Mall Galleries, London, England
The Williamsburg Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA
HR Giger Museum & Gallery, St. Germaine Castle, Gruyeres, Switzerland
Vezzano Gallery, Trentino, Italy
Lofhouse Gallerie, Rosshaupten, Germany
Lauderdale House, Hampstead, London, England…Read More