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I studied painting at Farnham College of Art and ten years later took an MA at Chelsea College of Art, London.
My work encompasses paintings both oils on canvas and gouaches on paper, as well as some painted furniture some small painted wooden screens.
Some paintings will be of individual figures, some of groups of figures and others are composed of more traditional landscapes.
Colour is a perrenial theme in my work, I enjoy playing with the juxtaposition of certain colours, the patterns I create with colour, and the emotional response we have to each colour and hue. I like to incorporate elements of fabrics and costumes both from around the world and from history.
Having grown up in the Wiltshire countryside, natural forms are also a recurring motif.
In tandem with my interest in colour and pattern, people fascinate me and I endeavour to convey a story by using looks and glances between members of a group.
I am as happy painting portraits from life as I am creating figures from my imagination.
Meanwhile the landscapes show another side of my work where light and weather provide the subtleties of feeling within a painting.
1995-96:Chelsea College of Art: MA Public Art and Design.
1993-94: Greenwich University: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (FE)
1981-84: West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, Surrey: BA Hons Fine Art Painting Degree.
1980-81: Salisbury College of Art: Foundation Studies
1987: South Bank Picture Show: Third Prize
1986: Barbican Arts Group: Drawing Prize
1984: West Surrey College of Art and Design: Italian Prize for Painting
Exhibiting my work
2018: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ
2016: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ
2014: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ
2013: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ
2012: Sprout Gallery, London SW16 6SQ
2011: St Georges Hospital, Tooting, London SW17
2010: Colchester Hospital, Colchester, Essex
2010: Sprout Gallery, London SW16
2010: The Brady Community Arts Centre, Brady Street London E1
2004: St George’s Hospital, London SW17
2002: Lounge, London N14
2000: Brompton Gallery, Southampton
1999: Wigmore Hall, London, WC1
1997: Wigmore Hall, London, WC1
1994: Circus Arts Space, Brighton, West Sussex
1993: Casson Gallery, Eastbourne College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
1993: Berkeley Square, London W1 (show arranged by Clive Jennings)
1992: Grove Gallery, Ealing, London W5
1991: Charleston Farmhouse, near Firle, East Sussex, home of the Bloomsbury Group
1991: Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire
1986: Carlile Gallery, London N1
1984: New Wardour Castle, Tisbury, Wiltshire
Some of the Group Shows I have exhibited in
2011: Clyde & Co. Guildford, Surrey
2011: Putney Arts Theatre Summer Show
2010: The Royal Watercolour Society, Open Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, Hopton Street London SE1
2010: Royal Society of British Artists, Open exhibition, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
2004-11Annually participate in Wandsworth Open Studios
2003: Hong Kong, charity exhibition raising money for an education centre for children with special needs
2003: Lounge: London N14, Closing show
2000: Institute of Physics, London W1
1999: Battersea Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11
1998: Foreign Press Association, London SW1
1998: Battersea Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11
1996: Pitshanger Manor Gallery, Ealing, London W5, Opening exhibition
1995: Battersea Art Fair, Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11
1995: Gabriel’s Wharf, London SE1, Two person show with Jane McCourt
1994: Brighton Railway Station, Renew exhibition
1994: Facts Centre, Muswell Hill, London N15, raising money for Aids research
1994:Imagination building, London W1, WHO exhibition raising money for Aids research
1993: Piccadilly Gallery, Cork Street, London W1, Summer Show
1993: Whiteley’s Bayswater, London W2, Guardian Art for Sale Exhibition
1992: Lamont Gallery, London E3, Winter Festivals
1990: Royal Festival Hall, London SE1, South Bank Picture Show
1990: Leicester City Art Gallery, ‘Colourful Women’
1988:Slaughterhouse Gallery, London E1, ‘Cornucopia’
1988: Some Bizarre Gallery, London W1, ‘Decency’
1987: Royal Festival Hall, London SE1, South Bank Picture Show, Prizewinner
1987: National Portrait Gallery, John Player Portrait Award Exhibition
1984: Institute of Education, London WC1
Other Art Projects
2018: Paintings of Streatham Cemetary and the historical figures Flora and Fauna to be used for Information Boards to be displayed around the cemetary used on information boards around the Cemetary funded by The Friends of Streatham Cemetarty and Lambeth Council
2016-17: Sudbury House Wandsworth, Residents Association- Foyer Panels.
Led Art workshops and designed panels incorporating Residents artwork.
Project initiated by the Residents Association & Wandsworth Council & funded by The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund.
1988: Large painting commissioned by Kensington Palace Brasserie for the main restaurant, London SW8
1987: Artist in Residence Bolingbroke Hospital, London SW11.
Commissioned by the Public Art Development Trust and the King’s Fund to paint two large pictures for the hospital waiting room.
(These paintings are now displayed in St Georges Hospital Tooting, London SW17)
1987–88 Banners for Echo City musicians for performances at Stratford Town Hall and the ICA, both in London.
Children’s Art Workshops
2009:Centenary Mosaic Project for Penwortham Primary School, London
2004: Community Mosaic Project for Furzedown Recreation Ground, London
1999: Mosaic Project for Alfred Salter Primary School, Surrey Quays, London
1996: Plant weaving workshop at Chelsea Physic Garden, London
1996: Mosaic Project for Rotherhithe Primary School, Rotherhithe, London
1995: Plant weaving workshop at Chelsea Physic Garden, London
1992-95: Annual Summer Art Project on Crawford Estate, Camberwell, London
In addition I work on many private commissions and portraits.
My work is in private collections all over the world.