About the Artist
Studied Fine Art at:
Ruskin School of Fine Art
St. Edmund Hall, Oxford
Member of the Surrey Artists Network
He has exhibited with the New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters (winner of the 2002 Winsor and Newton Award), the Royal West of England Academy as well as the following UK galleries:
Delahaye Gallery, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
Neville Gallery, Bath.
Turtle Fine Art, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Hurlingham Gallery, London
Merriscourt Gallery, Churchill, Oxfordshire
Turtle Fine Art, Wadhurst, East Sussex
Hayden Gallery, Guildford
Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
Wescott Gallery, Surrey.
Portal Gallery, London
Otters Pool Studio, Guildford
"Much of my work is inspired by my travels and the places I have seen.
"It is rooted in observation but when attempting to capture what Alexander Pope called the “genius of the place”, mere topographical verisimilitude is not enough. Abstraction is a means by which one can produce work that gets underneath the surface of a subject.
"If I have time I will sit down with an easel and paint a conventional oil study. I also always travel with a sketchbook in which I record what I see and make notes of my impressions of a place. Back in the studio, work begins in “translating” the gathered impressions.
"The outcome of each work is never clear until it is finished, as I believe the best work has to surprise one and paintings evolve naturally over time."
Extracts from an article in The Artist magazine August 2006