“He handles oil paint with the deft flickering touch of a pastel list, never heavy handed, at times ore French than English, as though a pupil of Roussel. Indeed he epitomises the aims of the New English Art Club when it was founded a century ago – the emergence of a fresh and personal vision from the perfect blend of English and French traditions”
Brian Sewell, Art Critic, London Evening Standard.
Born in Bradford in 1958
1972 – 77 St Bede’s Grammar School, Bradford
1977 – 78 Batley Art College
1978 – 81 Liverpool Art School (B.A. Hon’s Fine Art)
1982 – 85 Royal Academy Schools (Diploma in Post Graduate Studies)
ONE MAN EXHIBITIONS:
1986 and 1987 Solomon Gallery, London
1990 and 1991 Sheila Harrison Gallery, London
1992 Betty Fisher Centre, Wadebridge
1994 Boscastle Gallery, Boscastle
1995 and 1997 Exhibition of Venice Paintings
1996 Merrifield Studios. London.
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on several occasions.
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
The Royal Society of British Artists
The New English Art Club
Art in Action
No. 6 Gallery, Newbury.
Woodhay Picture Gallery
Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Minton Fine Art (Canada)
Merrifield Studios, London.
1981, 1983, and 1984 David Murray Landscape Painting Scholarship.
1983 and 1984 Royal Academy Landseer Prize for painting – both scholarships were used for painting trips to the Languedoc.
1984 Selected by Brian Sewell to feature in “YOU” Magazine as one of seven promising young British Painters.
I have been living and painting professionally in Cornwall since 1986
Has featured in the television production “A Seaside Parish” since March 2004