Born London - 1970 Lived in and around Ashford, moved to Winchester for my degree and then back to Canterbury to find myself and eventually enrol on a PGCE course at Canterbury. Then moved to Colchester where I am currently based for a teaching post at the Sixth From college - where I am now the Subject Head of Fine Art. Since moving to Colchester I have worked steadily to build up a collection of work in my studio at Cuckoo Farm Studios and my studio at home.
I seek to make bold and dynamic paintings with sensual, undulating and organic forms that rise and fall with a breathless elegance. The recent paintings have taken natural forms as their starting point but the paintings due to their technique are reminiscent of Neo-Impressionist Seurat and the vortices of the Futurists, especially the centripetal and centrifugal forces in Severinin late paintings. The marks have been made through a chickenwire mesh which allows me to build up layers of colours in bursts, allowing previous layers to seep through and interact with the surface. Texture is employed, mixing sand with the oil paint, and I prefer to use rollers to build up layers of colour and overlapping curves. Lately the work has shifted into realism.
1997 PGCE - Secondary Education - Art and Design, Canterbury Christ Church College, Canterbury, Kent 1993 BA (Hons) Fine Art - 2.1, Winchester School of Art, Winchester, Hampshire 1990 Foundation course, Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, Kent
Solo Exhibitions 2005 Shaping Colour at the Digby Gallery, The Mercury Theatre, Colchester 2005 Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester 2004 The Garden Cafe. Firstsite @ The Minories - Colchester 2003 McCleans Bar, Colchester 2003 Head Street Gallery, Halstead, Essex 2002 Priory Galleries, Colchester 2001 Les Livres Gallery, Colchester 2001 and 1999 Trinity Street Studios, Colchester 2000 Inkpen Downie Gallery, Colchester 1999 Gallery 73, Brighton 1999 Chambers Gallery, Ipswich 1999 Nevill Gallery, Canterbury
Mixed / Group Shows 2005 Babylon Gallery, Ely. Cuckoo Farm Studios group show 2005 The Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Suffolk. Cuckoo Farm group show. 2004 John Antony, Colchester 2004 The Art School, Colchester Colchester Arts Society Open exhibition 2004 Buckenham Galleries, Southwold, Suffolk - The Poetry of Art 2004 Buckenham Galleries, Cuckoo Farm Studios group show 2003 The Nude, Cabaret Voltaire, Colchester 2003 Buckenham Galleries, Southwold - Summer show - Invited artist 2003 The Mill Apartments, paintings chosen by Director of Firstsite 1999 - 2004 Colchester and Tendring Open Studios 2002 The Best of East Anglian Art 2001 Hays Galleria, London 1999 Firstsite@The Minories, Colchester - On the Shelf 1995 Riviera Gallery, Hastings - 'Moves in Black and White' 1994 Slaughterhouse Gallery, London 1993 Wiggins BMW Showroom, Winchester ,…Read More