"You can see right into their souls. Great story telling. And wonderful 'ordinariness' in the best sense. Each of his paintings is like a chapter of Tolstoy." D. Halliday. Spent most of childhood in London. I love to paint figurative work showing emotions and daily life experiences. I try to capture the mystery of inner dialogue outwardly expressed. I am fascinated by expressions and the colours of skin. I mainly paint in oils (Michael Harding)as I love the texture. Nearly all the people in my work are people I know with backgrounds made up from the imagination. 'Peel a layer and look beneath the surface.' Painting is my total joy and I am a third generation artist. MY E-MAIL IS:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibited at Malvern Art gallery and Theatre. Pink Strawberry in Clifton, Bath and Friends of the Royal West of England annual show.
Shown at the Royal West of England open exhibition.
One man show at RWA February 2011.
Accepted for Bath Society of Artists Exhibition Summer 2011. Summer 2012.
Finalist in The Door Prize 2012.
Pre-selected for Threadneedle Prize 2012. Pre-selected for Royal Society of Portrait Painters. In a show called 'Versions of You' with 6 artists from France and England May 2013.
I have undertaken many commissions. I have work in collections in the USA and Australia. I ran a school Art Club for over 3 years and the children picked up 3 awards for their work including one from the Bristol Design competition.