A Walk Before Dark
20 x 25 cm
Revealing The Light
38 x 46 cm
My work is based on the feelings and thoughts of how familiar aspects of the natural environment - maybe a field, a copse, or a lane - can affect or reflect the mood of the person in the landscape. Everyday scenes can appear extraordinary when seen in the drama of light and cloud, or in the mystery of twilight or mist. For a short while, the look of mundane surroundings can suggest a different reality and inspire a new way of seeing or thinking.
My paintings are imagined, but real in the sense that they are reconstructions of years of walking and absorbing the landscape around my studio, and seeing the sky and effects of light in all weathers and times of day. They might be the same walks, but they are always different, uplifting, and something new to think about.
Born 1953, and graduated from Medway College of Art aged 20. A full time artist, painting & exhibiting works from graduation to present.
Elected to Royal Society of British Artists 2003
First London solo exhibition in Seen Gallery London W1 1979
Retrospective Exhibition 1992, Gloucester City Museum & Art Gallery, most works loaned from private collections.
Invited Artist to the Discerning Eye Exhibition 2010
National open competitions, oil paintings exhibited: The Not the Turner Prize 2003; The Not the Turner Prize 2004 finalist.
Society Annual Open Exhibitions, Mall Galleries: New English Art club, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Royal Society of British Artists, & The Pastel Society
Group exhibitions include Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Glasgow, The Royal Liver Building Liverpool, Christie’s Contemporary Arts Bath and Cambridge.
Works exhibited at British art fairs include: Affordable Arts Fair London & Bristol, Art London Chelsea, Dulwich Art Fair, LAPADA Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Kensington Arts Fair, London Watercolours & Drawings Fair, National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, & The Edinburgh Art Fair
International Group Exhibitions include Affordable Art Fair New York, Hong Kong Art Fair, Singapore Art Fair, ARTEXPO New York, Seen Gallery Seattle, The Private Collector Gallery Dublin & County Cork.
Awards: The Not the Turner Prize 2004 a prize-winning finalist; The Artist Magazine Award & also the Sir William Ramsay School Award at RBA exhibition 2005; The Arts Club Award at the Pastel Society exhibition 2007, Frinton Frames Award at the RBA exhibition 2017.
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