I describe myself as painting in the classic modernist tradition - a visual interpreter, taking advantage of spontaneous abstraction and happy mistakes that occur when painting and drawing my subjects. I like to view the world with the eyes of a tourist, retaining a fresh eye when looking at cities, landscapes, people, vehicles - objects and colours, observing and appreciating both the human and natural world.

 

It is my practice to make several drawings and paintings of the same subject with each one evolving in a different way due to the concerted randomness of mark making, overpainting, scraping back, repainting.

Eventually the focus moves from the subject matter to the surface of the painting which takes on a life of its own in the pursuit of attaining a figurative and yet abstract interpretation of the familiar.

 

My work hangs in private collections in Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States. Galleries representation in the United Kingdom includes: Kendalls Fine Art Gallery in Cowes; No Naked Walls in Guildford; The Art Agency in Esher, Surrey; Box Galleries - Kings Road, Chelsea; Wyecliffe Gallery, Weybridge and Luminaire Art, Pimlico, London. 

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