Teaching and Lecturing:
2002 The Wildfowl and wetlands Trust,
2003 Westacre River Studios
2003 Downham Market art society
2004 Westacre River Studios
2005 Private Tuition
2006 Private Tuition
2007 Art Exchange, Norfolk
I am an artist fascinated by light, colour and the interactions of man and nature and spend much of my time walking and observing the rhythms of the natural world around me. I particularly enjoy painting atmospheric light conditions and wildlife in their natural settings and seek to capture the soul and essence of a place. I have been influenced by the Norfolk landscape with its big open skies and more recently by my travels around Cornwall, especially the coastal scenes which I find alluring and inspiring. I paint in watercolour for its ability to produce beautiful luminous washes and more recently in oils which allow me to paint with great depth of colour.
I was born in Croydon,Surrey in 1965 and soon developed the desire to draw and paint on everything much to the dismay of my parents! During my teenage years I continued to develop my painting skills and finished my A Level art qualification a year earlier than expected. After leaving school I attended Croydon college of art to complete a foundation course and then entered the family business where I learnt the skilled trade of leather repairs.I continued for 17 years whilst still immersing myself in my passion to paint in my spare time and was delighted to win the Winsor and Newton award at Westminster Galleries, London at the first S.A.A Exhibition. I was also selected by the Society of wildlife artists to exhibit at their annual exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London.
When my Father retired I moved to Norfolk and became a self employed artist for several years, holding numerous exhibitions, teaching watercolour workshops and demonstrating for local art societies.
I returned to Kent in 2007 so that I could live closer to my Father and have since fulfilled my ambition to have a beautiful art studio built so that I can continue with my love of painting.
2010 Open Studios, Kent
2010 Tophoto gallery, Edenbridge
2004 Regatta, Holt, Norfolk
2004 Open Studios, Norfolk
2004 St. Nicholas Chapel, Kings Lynn
2004 Neptune Gallery, Norfolk
2004 WestAcre River Studios, Norfolk
2003 Premier, Sedgeford, Norfolk
2002 WestAcre River Studios, Norfolk
2002 The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust,
2002 The Mall Galleries, London (SWLA)
2001 The Mall Galleries, London (SWLA)
1999 S.A.A. Royal Horticultural Halls
1998 The Bridge Gallery, Scotland
1997 S.A.A. Westminster Galleries,
London (winner of Winsor & Newton
- Future Exhibitions:
- Lingfield art Summer exhibition
1997 Winner of Winsor and Newton award at S.A.A exhibition at Westminster Galleries,London.