Hythe, Kent, United Kingdom
On leaving Canterbury College of Art where I obtained a National Diploma in Design I followed a career in advertising, after which I turned to painting and found that acrylic paint was the ideal medium for achieving the textures and effects that I wished to create. I was accepted as a member of The National Acrylic Painters Association in 1989 and have exhibited widely with NAPA.
Having always been fascinated by the Natural World I have collected over the years pebbles, fragments of rock, minerals, fossils, pieces of bark and recently fossilized wood. The shapes, colours and designs I find in these objects have inspired my semi-abstract paintings. The pebbles and rocks create their own worlds, the bark pieces suggest a threat to their woodland or forest environment and the fossilized wood fragments reveal a world within.
As an artist I hope that my paintings encourage a new way of viewing and appreciating the design of even the smallest parts of our environment.
- The Crypt (former Mariners) Gallery, 2012:
- Cat No 71: "Submerged" 30x30cms
- Cat No 72: "Submerged Shell" 30x30cms
- Cat No 73: "White Lichen" 60x46cms
- Cat No 74: "Green Lichen" 60x46cms
- The Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, 2011:
- Cat No 89: "Abstraction from Fossilised Wood" 60x45cms
- The Crypt (former Mariners) Gallery, 2010:
- Cat No 83: "Formed in Fossilized Wood" 61 x 46cms
- Cat No 84: "Pebble Surface 1" 30.5 x 30.5 cms
- Cat No 85: "Pebble Surface 2" 30.5 x 30.5 cms
- Obsidian Art, 2008:
- Cat No 69: "Destruction of the Forest"
- The Crypt (former Mariners) Gallery, 2002:
- Cat No 51: "Polished Rock/Frozen in Time" 65 x 55cms