Trained at Epsom Art School in 1977-9 and then studied Theatre Design at Croydon Tech HND. Classes at Brighton University Art School in Life Drawing. Portfolio Preparation at Chelsea School of Art. BA Hons Fine Art at Central St Martin's Art School. Oil Painting Diploma at Norfolk Painting School.
I designed and made hats and theatre costumes during the 1980's and early 2000's and since March 2021 launched my sole trader business as a painter. I have a studio at the newly opened Old Parcels Office in Scarborough adjacent to the train station and am delighted to be a member of the artist collective who sell work in The Shop in The Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough. I have had work selected and shown in the D31 Art Gallery in Doncaster and as part of a contemporary art auction in Southend earlier this year. Previously I was showing work in Norfolk at The New British Art Gallery and I had a group show in Faversham Kent at Creek Collective with two fellow painter both graduates of The Norfolk Painting School.
I prefer to paint using oils and oil pastels as I love the quality that they give in terms of richness of glowing colour. I love to use bright colours and patterning in my paintings and have been influenced by my favourite painters Van Gogh, Joan Eardley, Matisse, Klimt, Munch and Monet to name but a few. I would describe my work as Colourist with a strong graphic element in my bold designs. I enjoy painting birds, cats and dogs, influenced by my pets.
Old Parcels Office Resident Artists Open Studios 11 am til 4 pm 9 th and 10 th April 2022