My work as a full time Painter and Printmaker is currently focused on landscapes and cityscapes.
In my painting I primarily work with oil on wood and canvas. I often leave the distant form in my landscape paintings ambiguous, allowing the viewer to discern echoes of their own memories and experiences. I layer paint in thin layers and glazes, then scratch the surface to reveal the colours below.
Since completing the Advanced Printmaking Certificate at The Curwen Print Study Centre I have added a printing press to my studio and I am now specialising in solar plate printing alongside my oil landscape painting.
Having lived in Southern California for several years I have a growing number of US collectors. However I now regularly exhibit in the UK with Cambridge Contemporary Art, Over Gallery, Cambridge Open Studios, Siott Gallery and I also exhibit with the Cambridge Drawing Society twice a year in Cambridge UK.
I continue to work on private and corporate commissions and collaborate regularly with other artists in new and exciting ventures. I sometimes organise one-off group shows with other artists and crafts professionals. I am the founder and manager of a successful annual exhibition, now in its seventh year – Cambridge Christmas. (CambridgeChristmas.com). I am also a founder member of a print group - the Purple Printmakers (PurplePrintmakers.com) and also one of the three founders and managers of a new exhibiting Printmakers exhibition based in Cambridge - Cambridge Original Printmakers (CambridgeOriginalPrintmakers.com).
Originally trained in Furnishing Textiles from 1979 - 82 in London I pursued an alternative career before returning to painting fourteen years ago. I went on to study at The Cambridge School of Art in 2001 for a year before relocating to the US.
Private works are owned in the US, Canada, Australia, Southern India, Abu Dhabi, France and the UK.
Noel Garner, founder of Cambridge Art Academy, interviewed me on the advantages of having one’s own dedicated studio. I really enjoyed the interview and here it is...
- I have a number of works in public and corporate collections, and more details of these can be found here.
- This list shows a number of links to organizations that I am connected to.
- I will take on commissions, and this page provides more details.