I have always been interested in art. I grew up in the countryside in a large family of eight siblings; two of whom were also artists.
I won two awards in art as a child at school. PE and Art were the only areas I was able to achieve in. Forty years later I was found to be dyslexic. This epiphany changed my thinking and understanding of myself in many ways.
I began to paint water in my twenties as I was fascinated by it. The jewel like aspect. It is a difficult thing to apprehend as it is kinetic. I believed that by studying this subject area I would learn techniques through diligence and the difficulty endured by trying to paint and draw something in motion. I then became fascinated in the aesthetical nature of reflections and refractions and how these abstract forms can be realised into stylised patterns.
Whilst living in City of Wells (during my younger years) I would often go out in the rain (sometimes perilously avoiding the lightening), camera in hand. This was before computer technology was as accessible and prevalent as it is today. So I would develop my analogue SLR camera footage and manually crop images to draw from and then paint.
PhD Art (candidate), School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University
Masters in Fine Art at University of East London finishing with merit
BA Fine Art Degree at Christchurch University in Canterbury Kent
Diploma in Art & Design at Dover College in Kent
Twelve paintings currently on show at Camden Coffee House: Balham and Camden branches.
Sadler Street Gallery. City of Wells, Somerset. 1999.
Town Hall, City of Wells, Somerset. 2000.
Neville Gallery, City of Canterbury, Kent 2002.
Gallery in The Crypt, St Martins in the Fields Church, Trafalgar Square, London. 2003.
Sidney Cooper Gallery, Christ Church University, City of Canterbury, Kent. 2004.
Queen Victoria Gallery, Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, London. 2006.
Camden Coffee House, Balham, London 2014 - present.