Most of my career as an artist was spent exclusively on military subjects, mostly official commissions for paintings, books, prints and fine art postcards. In recent years I have allowed my 'civilian' art to become the dominate side but I do continue to undertake the larger official commissions of military subjects. Curiously, marine art keeps cropping up. My grandfather was a marine artist and builder of his own racing yachts - but I only met him once when I was 6!
Another side is painting people and places, particularly abroad. I lived in Oman for some years and, on the military side, have painted numerous Gurkhas.
I paint in several styles and media - the subject tending to dictate the medium used. There just isn't time to paint all the ideas constantly bubbling up in the old brain box!
Several solo exhibitions at home and abroad.
Annually at the Mall Galleries with the RBA, RSMA, SWA and Armed Forces Art Society and others.
Also with art societies in my area and in London including the Chelsea Art Society.
Others with Neville Contemporary gallery.
2012 Highly Commended, Army Arts Society
2012 Highly Commended, Test Valley Arts Foundation at Best of Hampshire exhibition
2012 Special Recognition for a painting in the worldwide Light Space and Time competition in June
2011 Highly Commended: Artist of the Year - Artists & Illustrators magazine
2011 Shortlisted: Artist of the Year - Artists & Illustrators magazine
2011 Nov issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine - Picture of the Month
2011 2nd?Prize, Best of Hampshire Artists exhibition??
2011 Highly Commended,?Chemring Art Competition, Army Arts Society
2009 President's Cup - Andover Art Society
2009 Best in Show - Andover Art Society
2009 Chemring Art Competiton 1st Prize - Army Arts Society
2009 1st Prize (Best of Test Valley Artists)in Best of Hampshire Art Exhibition
2008 Andover Art Society - Highly Commended
2008 Elected Life Member, Armed Forces Art Society
2008 Best of Hampshire exhibition - third prize
2008 Winchester Art Club annual exhibition - Best Acrylic Painting
2007 Mall Galleries exhibition - Highly Commended
2006 Mall Galleries exhibition - Highly Commended
2004 Mall Galleries exhibition - 2 x Highly Commended
2004 Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers prize
2004 Royal British Legion 60th Anniversary of D Day prize
c2001 The Army Arts Society annual prize
Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Canvas, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Print, Watercolour
Animals, Buildings, Cartoons, Figure, Impressionism, Landscape, Portrait, Pyrography, Seascapes and Water, Still Life, Townscapes