In the end, a painting is about the arrangement of colours, tones, textures, shapes, lines and forms, composed in such a way as to evoke something in the eye and mind of the spectator. It doesn’t have to be about a particular subject, but it can communicate a feeling, mood or atmosphere.
My paintings used to be about subjects that created a metaphysical feeling. Now they are fragments of memories, drawings from workbooks, photos, and influences from certain St.Ives artists. They are more to do with making the composition and the relationships work together to create ambiguities of depth and space on a flat surface and are a selected amalgam of things observed and experienced.
A continuous journey.
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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.
2017 The Fairhurst Gallery, Norwich, with Anthea Eames
2016 Artworks 2016
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
2015 Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk
2014 Wymondham Arts Centre
2014 Burnham Overy Staithe, North Norfolk
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