Biography

Currently researching and developing ideas on shadows, light and fleeting moments using graphite, with some work incorporating acrylic paint and ink. I enjoy taking a concept and carrying it across into other materials when an idea allows. Chance and balance play a big part in how the work develops …

Lives and works in London.


Education

Wimbledon College of Art
MA Drawing - Distinction, 2015 -2017
Awarded the Marcus Beale Architect's Drawing Prize

Wimbledon College of Art
BA Fine Art Painting - First Class Honours
Part-time mode - 2009-2015

Royal College of Art
MARCA Graphic Design, 1977-1979

Hornsey College of Art
BA Graphic Design, 1974-1977

Brighton College of Art
Foundation 1973-1974


Exhibitions

SFSA Painting Open at No Format Gallery and Deptford Does Art
December 2018
Group show

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at Mall Galleries
November 2018
Group Show

The South West Academy of Fine and
Applied Arts
 
November 2018
Group Show

Seven Artists Sevenoaks - Kaleidoscope Gallery
October/November 2018
Group show

The Black Barn
August 2018
Group show including curation

Butley Mills Studios - Suffolk
Drawing Residency July/August 2018

Capsticks
October 2017- April 2018
Group Show

Merton Arts Festival
Reflection & Transformation
at Wimbledon College of Art
September 2017
Group show

Marcus Beale Architect's Drawing Prize
and Residency

October 2017

Wimbledon College of Art MA Degree show
September 2017
Group show

Wimbledon College of Art
unframed
September 2017
Group Show  

C4RD
New Perspectives
June 2017
Group show

RWA - The Royal West of England Academy
Drawn Biennial
1 April - 4 June 2017
Group show

The Art Space Gallery, Cass Arts, Kingston
The Same Difference
24 February - 4th March 2017
Group Show

Mall Galleries
FBA – Futures
9-20 January 2017
Group show

Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sevenoaks
Drawn Together
October 2016
Group Show

Wimbledon College of Art
in the frame
September 2016
Group Show

Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes Gallery
Sixty
May 13 – 22 May 2016
Group Show

C4RD
Out of Line
April 2016
Group Show

We ALL Draw @UAL
Part of We All Draw Symposium
at the Barge House
November 2015
Group Show

Angus-Hughes Gallery
Summer Open
September 2015
Group Show

Wimbledon College of Art Degree show 
June 2015
Group Show

Nudes
Hepsibah Gallery
February 2015

Aldeburgh Exhibition
Peter Pears Gallery
October/November 2014

Collaboration with two artists

Park14
Cannizaro Park sculpture show
Spring 2014

Work selected and shown
Group Show

Wells Art Contemporary (WAC)
Autumn 2013

Work selected and shown
Group Show

10 out of 10
Vyner Street Gallery
Spring 2012

Concept, curation and collaboration to produce an exhibition for
10 artists

Capsticks
2011 and 2012

Work selected and shown two years running
Group Show

Door Prize
Spring 2012

Work selected and shown
Group Show

BurTur Award
2011

Shortlisted

Luxury 
2011
Part of series of shows at Wimbledon College of Art 

The Black Barn
Collaborative group show every year since 2008 (apart from 2014 and 2015)

Hepsibah Gallery
February 2008

Royal Society of Arts
1976
1st place, Student Bursary competition 


Artist’s Statement
7 August 2017

Helen Frankenthaler says “A really good picture looks as if it’s happened at once. It’s an immediate image”.

The moments when your head and heart synchronise to produce such a work come when you are not looking. Just as you are caught by an unexpectedly beautiful image as you turn a corner and have left your camera at home. It may well be that the image has always been there and it’s only the synchronicity of head and heart that allows you to see it on this occasion.

My practice appears to follow the fashion of a Japanese literary style that believes the truest representation of the searching mind is to ‘follow the brush’ or in my case ‘follow the pencil’. My most recent work has been exploring the world of shadows and light created by the continuously moving sun or the overlapping shadows of a neon light that simplify and abstract a subject blocking its light.

The possibility of something ‘just happening’ as I follow my pencil brings me to a place, in the end, where I stand back to look at the work and ask: did I make a beautiful picture?

Copyright 2014
Using Format