Artist's Statement

I am committed to the practice of plein air painting. The sense of the subject being about to slip away as the light changes lends the working process a sense of urgency. I am often drawn to subjects which have a sense of slippage such as the coast where wet mud or rock pools gives way to water which reflects the sky, or woods where light falling on a visual tangle creates tension between the form and weight of the subject and the play of light which both reveals and disguises it. 

I tend to produce a group of paintings in each location and there are some places I have been working in for many years. Paintings are sometimes completed in a single session but more often I return to them aiming to carry on when the light and weather are similar. I paint quickly and relish the improvisations required by painting in front of a quickly changing subject.  

Biographical Details

Born in Totnes, 1967
Brighton Polytechnic (Foundation 1985-6)
Norwich School of Art (Fine Art Painting 1986 -89)
Teaching: West Dean College 

Society Memberships

New English Art Club

Other exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2021 The Star Brewery Gallery Lewes
2019 2017 2014 2012 St Annes Gallery Lewes
2011 2009 2007 HQ Gallery Lewes

Group shows:

2021 Russell Gallery London 
2021 Alan Kluckow Gallery summer show
2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 NEAC annual show Mall Galleries   
2020 Star Brewery Gallery Lewes three artists 
2019 Russell Gallery London group show 
2018 2019 2021 Russell Gallery London group shows 
2017 2018 2019 Browns Gallery Tain group shows 
Also Roy Miles Gallery, Gallery 10, Anna Mei Chadwick Gallery   
Charleston Farmhouse, Cadogan Contemporary