I am a figurative painter and my inspiration comes mainly from Bali where I spend as much time a possible, painting landscape and figure studies.
Recently I've been revisiting abstraction which I used to enjoy in my student days. What I've found is that it's all too easy to do abstraction badly and extremely difficult to do well.
I have always loved landscape and aim to capture something of the genius loci (spirit of place) in paint rather than the purely topographical. Artists of the romantic school (early 1800's) liked what they called the Sublime in nature, the raw and overwhelming power of nature. Shock and awe. What if the Sublime is in a less intimidating mood? as Peter Schmidt one of my art school teachers said “in a room full of shouting people, the one who whispers becomes interesting”.
Waldorf School in King's Langley and Wynstones School Gloucestershire, Kilworthy House Tavistock, Watford School of Art, Exeter College of Art.
The Intercontinental, Jimberan, Bali. (one man show)
Arta Jaya Gallery, Ubud, Bali. (artist in residence)
Bali Mystique, Petitengit, Bali. (joint exhibition)
The Oberoi, Bali. (one man show)
Hayoka Centre, Swansea. (one man show)
International Trade Centre, Dubai. (one man show)
Dassin Gallery, West Hollywood. California.
Racing Museum Dubai.
Art Market Frome Festival.
Craft Centre, Nunney Fayre.
First View Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire.
The Georgian Group, Fitzroy Square, London.
Addison Ross Gallery, London.
Chepstow Racecourse (one man show)
Bath Reference Library (one man show)
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
Moles Café, Bath.