Like a bird on a wire... I have tried in my way to be free.
My work is imagined rather than observed. It is expressive and colourful. I create new images that speak with the past but are not recreations. At the age of fifteen I had no other way in mind. I looked at Modern Paintings and decided "this is for me!" it is painting rather than "Art" that interests me. it's all about pictures, colour, texture, mark making.. gesture, surface.
One Person Shows : Midland Group Gallery, 11 August - 29 September 1979
Rufford Craft Centre, August 1983
Derby Playhouse, March 1984
Castle Museum Art Gallery Nottingham, June 1984
Group Shows :
Leicester City Open 1997
Derby City open 2002
Regional film makers - Q Gallery, Derby, April 2003
Artist-in-Residence General Hospital, Nottingham, 1984 -1986
Work in public collections :
Central television (Carlton TV)
Manchester City Art Gallery,
Usher Gallery, Lincoln. The Library, Long Eaton, Schools Resource Centre, Derby.
Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield. The Library Grays, Essex. Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery,
Wakefield Art Galleries and Museums.
Museums Education Service, Northampton.
Hull City Museums and Art Galleries.
Bassetlaw General Hospital.
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.
North Yorkshire County Library,
Humberside Leisure Services.
Leeds City Schools Loan Services.
Leeds Art Gallery.
St Pancras Library, London.
Norfolk County Council, Norwich.
London Borough of Hounslow Arts and Recreation Department.
Gloucestershire County Library,
Kirklees Metropolitan Council.
Leisure Services, Huddersfield.
Greenwich Library, London.
London Borough of Lewisham.
Sunderland Libraries Department.
Hertfordshire County Council.
Warwick District Council.
Ilford Central Library Essex.
Nottingham Schools Resource Centre.
The Leicestershire Collection for Schools and Colleges.