MY BIO and UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist" Robert Schumann once wrote and Edgar Degas stated "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see" their words describe what I aim for with my work.
I'm mostly self taught having come from a family of Artists, studying an Access Art and Design course specializing in Fine Art/ Painting at what is now Hallam University/ Institute of Arts back then it was Sheffield Polytechnic.
Since then having moved to London I have had several exhibitions first at the Upstairs@The Bear Gallery Camberwell, London with the collective "A Sense of Place". Along with artists Nadia Perrotta, Alex Morrell and Claudia Tate of the Tate Sisters. exploring the theme of our relationship and place with others and the world around us. This was followed by my first Solo Exhibition "A Moment in Time" at Le Sorelle Arts Space, Canary Wharf London. More recently my work was exhibited for a short time at Artbreakers, West Malling, Kent.
RECENT EXHIBITIONS where my work was shown,
January 18th-31st 2022
THE BRICK LANE GALLERY
93-95 Sclater Street
London E1 6HR
@TOTALLYTHAMES FESTIVAL The SEA RE-CONNECTION Exhibition
a collective of 2 Artists and 1 Poet exploring man's relationship with the Sea.
Le Sorelle Boat Arts Space,
1 Thames Quay.
London E14 9SG
September 3rd-26th 2021
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My work is predominantly large scale 4ft by 4ft upwards to 6ft and all works are in oil or acrylic or both.
Each piece is a conversation with the viewer in a recognisable language, transporting them to a specific place and time sharing the experience feelings and sensations that I encountered at the actual location. Whether that be the energy and power of the sea or the transforming nature of light at a particular moment that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Art is long, and Time is fleeting. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once wrote , my aim is to artificially suspend that moment in time on canvas and elevate and transport the viewer to somewhere better and more beautiful than where perhaps we often find ourselves. Many of the painting are large because it's the only way sometimes we can do a subject the justice it deserves.
I hope you enjoy what you see