About Me

Ever since I can remember I have made Art. My Dad was an Artist and Graphic Designer who, together with gifted teachers, encouraged me to make art and to develop an individual view of the world; to develop originality, make work that is entirely my own. The majority of my work originates from the Natural Environment; I only wish that my drawings could be as big as the open air. And, of course, without my wife, Dorothy’s support, all this would have been very difficult to achieve.

Embers...

Embers

Me and my family lived in Australia during 1995, where I did a teacher exchange at a school north of Brisbane where I taught Art.

The Embers series of images arose out of seeing, hearing and smelling bushfires lit by the indigenous peoples of the Northern Territories in Australia, in bushland off the Kakadu Highway: Jabiru National Park.

The fires cleansed the land of debris, dead leaves, fallen branches and tree bark, creating space and time for new growth and revitalisation.  The gentle breezes developed patterns and forms and spirals in the smoke; the ash left behind being a carbon copy of its previous state (in my dreams). 

 

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Education:

Loughborough College of Art and Design, where I studied Fine Art (Sculpture and Printmaking); September 1976 to July 1979 1st Honours.
Leicester Polytechnic School of Education and Research, Post Graduate Certificate in Education – September 1982 to July 1983.

Employment History:

September 1983 to 2006 – Teacher of Art, Art History and Photography to GCSE, Advanced and Degree Level.  
February 2006 to present – Full time Artist

Exhibitions

2019
 
- Commission to Clients in USA, Hong Kong and London
- London Art Fair, Design Centre, Drawings
2018  
 
- “Current Art” Chateau de Paraza, Herault, France, DrawingsRiseArt-prize.png
- London Art Fair, Design Centre, Drawings
2017 

   
- Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh Arts Festival, Drawings
- ARTZU Gallery, Manchester, Drawings;
 - Gallery Different, London, “Taking in the View”
2016  
 
- Camden Image Gallery, Drawings
- Arthouse1, Bermondsey, London, Group Exhibition “GRIT”
2015 
     
- Private sales to collectors in USA and Hong Kong
- Private sales to collectors in Greece and Switzerland
- L`Ancienne Forge, Siran, France, Drawings
2014    - Le Coin d’Art. Olonzac, France, Drawings
2013
    
- London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, Drawings
- Works on Paper, Science Museum, London, Drawings
2012

     
- London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London: Drawings
- Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London - Drawings
- Olympics Exhibition, The Avenue, London
2011   - Drawings commissioned for Corinthia Hotel.
2010  - Work commissioned by Private Collector in France
2009      - Millfield Summer Exhibition - Drawings   
2008  

  
- Somerset Art Weeks
- Whitestaunton Manor, Collection of Stuart Moore
- Millfield Summer Exhibition, Drawings
2007     


       
- The Gallery at Hooked on Books, Chard, Drawings
- The Depot, Leicester, Drawings
- Millfield Summer Exhibition, Sculpture
- Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis, Drawings
2006  
        
- Honiton Arts, Honiton, Devon, Sculpture
- Millfield Summer Exhibition, Street, Drawings
2005             - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Street, Drawings
2004             - The Gallery at Hooked on Books, Chard Art, Drawings  
2003       - The Meeting House Gallery, Ilminster, Drawings
- Millfield Summer Exhibition, Street, Drawings
2002   - Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis, Drawings
2001       - The Meeting House Gallery, Ilminster, Drawings
1999             - Taunton Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Drawings
1998  - Millfield Summer Exhibition, Street, Drawings
1996  - “Sightlines” Honiton Festival, Honiton, Drawings




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