I have been painting and drawing since leaving college in 1979. In that time the style of my work has changed considerably. The work on this site represents the direction my work has taken during the last ten years. Prior to this I worked mainly in landscape, and, while I lived in London, urban landscape.
I define my work as realism, because I paint only what I see. My aim is to present the subject with as much clarity as I can. This involves more than the recording of observation. There is always the problem of a fog of preconception coming between the painter and his/her subject, and it is dangerous to ever assume that there is a formula for success, or that what you did last time will work again this time.
The painters I most admire are those who seem to be able to authentically present their subjects just as they were to the viewer, such as Chardin, Zurbaran, Morandi and Uglow. In the works of these artists the subjects seem more real than in reality. This mysterious achievement comes from an authenticity and intensity of observation, and an ability to strip away clutter and organise a subject to be most representative of itself. I hope in my own way to emulate something of the qualities of these great painters.…Read More
Education 1976-1979 B.A. Hons Fine Art Lanchester Polytechnic Coventry 1975-1976 Foundation Course Loughborough College Of Art And Design
Past Exhibitions 2006 Eclectic Collections, Jane Powell Gallery Kenilworth 2002 Cut up Bikes, Inner Space Gallery Great Titchfield Street London W1 1997 Paul Hawkins Gallery Davies Street London W1 1995 The Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London 1995 Contemporary Irish Artists Showcase Gallery Coventry 1992 Malvern Open Drawing Competition Malvern Festival 1991 Nottingham Arts and Crafts Exhibition Nottingham Castle Museum 1990 Nottingham Arts and Crafts Exhibition Nottingham Castle Museum 1987 East End Street Scenes Homerton Hospital Hackney, London (group show organised by the Whitechapel Gallery) 1983 Leicester Schools Collection 1983 Woodlands Gallery Group Show Greenwich London 1983 Blackheath Gallery Group Show Blackheath London 1983 Whitechapel Open Whitechapel Gallery London 1982 Casa Colonica Antonini Perugia Italy 1982 Hampstead Artists Group Camden Arts Centre London 1978 Northern Young Contemporaries Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester 1974 Nottingham Local Artists
Works in collections in Britain, USA, Italy, Spain, and New Zealand.