Painting straight on. No photographs, no digital process, no technology. Painting physical, about being there, stood in the sea, being with the model. Like coffee, cheese, sex, cycling, having a bath, it's best done - not just thought through. This is not conceptual, ideological or idealised, this is the most down to earth, intense observation, before the light changes, the bus moves, the tide covers the flat sand or the children can't be persuaded anymore. Lost in shadow or bleached out in light , the material weight of things keeps disappearing, like the things themselves, fugitive, gone. Painting them, reproducing them, fixes them, like the bison on a cave wall.
Paints directly from life, oils on canvas, never retouching after the model has gone.
Currently a part time tutor at Kensington & Chelsea College and Heatherley's Art School
1976-79 Middlesex Polytechnic
1975-76 Camberwell School of Arts
The New English Art Club is part of the Federation of British Artists
The New English Art Club is a registered charity No. 295780
Patron HRH The Prince of Wales, KG, KT, GCB, OM
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