Artist Statement

These are slow paintings, layered up over weeks or months from direct observation.

The passing of time may be evident in subtle shifts of colour as the vegetation browns or greens with the changing seasons.

The subjects of the still lives are often found by foraging for the desiccated ghosts of last Summer’s hedgerow. Tenacious weeds whose morphology seems to connect with our own. Stamens like brittle eyelashes arching out to space and the flaky brown skin clinging to the bony ribs of dead leaves.

The drama is quiet and quotidian.

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