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.
2013 Loveday Trophy for Best in Show, Best of Hampshire Artists exhibition
2013 Highly Commended, Test Valley Arts Foundation at Best of Hampshire Artists?
2013?Highly Commended for 'Winter light, Bamburgh'?- Patchings 2013 Exhibition.
2013?Special Recognition for 'Nautical Knitting' in the worldwide Light Space and Time women's art competition in January.
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 1st Prize,?Chemring Art Competiton - Army Arts Society?
2009?1st?Prize, Best of Hampshire Artists exhibition?
2008 Highly Commended,?Andover Art Society
2008 3rd Prize,?Best of Hampshire exhibition?
2008 Best Acrylic Painting prize,?Winchester Art Club exhibition?
2007 Highly Commended,?Mall Galleries exhibition
2006?Highly Commended,?Mall Galleries exhibition
2004 2 x Highly Commended, Mall Galleries exhibition
2004 Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries exhibition
2004 Royal British Legion 60th Anniversary of D-Day prize, Mall Galleries exhibition
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