Artist Statement

I am drawn to the beauty and diversity of organic forms found both in the garden and landscape. Removing plants from their habitat and bringing them into the studio prompts an array of questions. How the objects are presented is like a piece of theatre; the context, compositional arrangement, colour, light and handling of the paint all have a role to play in the finished piece. Subtle variations in any of them can have dramatic consequences. As the work progresses there is a constant re-appraisal of all these elements.

With landscape everything is in a state of constant flux, due to growth, the weather and seasonal change.The artist is constantly chasing something elusive. However, sitting in a wood or on a hill can be an immersive and awe inspiring experience.

Biographical Details

1991-94 Royal Academy Schools
1985-88 Brighton Polytechnic 
Lives and works in Devon


Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

2006 Lynn Painter Stainers Prize (runner-up) 
1997 Cheltenham Open Drawing  (runner-up) 
1994 Tooth Travel Award   
1994 Landseer Scholarship
1994 Eric Kennington Award 
1994 Arthur Hacker Award  
1993 British Institution Fund

Past Exhibitions

2012-16 Russell Gallery, Putney 
2010-16 New English Art Club
2016 Mark Jerram Gallery, Sherborne 
2009-10 Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath
2008-09 Petley Fine Art, London 
2004/05/06/08 Royal Society of Portrait Painters