The journey continues – the influences and catalysts are much the same – Cornish harbours (particularly Mousehole), boats, sea, sky,beaches, Hepworth’s sculptures, drawings and photographs, as well as visual memories. The challenges are similar too – opening up space on a 2D surface, pushing and pulling shapes (positive and negative), ambiguity, relationships of colour, composition and making something that connects within itself and with an audience.
‘Something that can communicate before it is fully understood.’
Physical gaps and dislocations are beginning to appear in the work. I may find out why later on…
Gallery (click to view)
Born 1946 on the Isle of Wight. The sea has always been important in my work. Trained at Portsmouth College of Art and the Slade School and began exhibiting whilst at college.Lectured in Fine art for 34 years at City College Norwich, Cornwall College, Barnfield College and NUA. Retired from lecturing in 2011 but continue to examine art as a principal examiner with Cambridge International exams. I am also lead artist with the SAW trust (Science Art and Writing in Schools), and teach part – time on the Art Diploma at Anteros, Norwich.
I have work in public collections at Portsmouth Museum, Sussex University, British Rail, Wembley Point London and City College Norwich, and work in numerous private collections in Britain, U.S.A, France, Switzerland, Bahrain, Hong Kong and South Africa.
2018 Beyond the Image Gallery, Suffolk
2017 Wymondham Arts Centre, with Tony Keeler
2017 The Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich, with Anthea Eames
2016 Wymondham Arts Centre, with Hannah Hann
2016 Anteros, Norwich, major retrospective
2016 Gt. Walsingham Gallery, North Norfolk
2016 Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk
2015 Greenhouse Gallery, Norwich
Studio: Pitt Street, Norwich
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