"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist" Robert Schumann therefore "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see" Edgar Degas their words, my aim with my work.
I'm mostly self taught having come from a family of Artists, going onto 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.
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 exploring the theme of our relationship and place with others and the world around us. Followed by my 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.
THE NEXT UPCOMING EXHIBITION where my work will be shown,
January 18th-31st 2022
THE BRICK LANE GALLERY
93-95 Sclater Street
London E1 6HR
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Previously @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
My work is invariably large scale 4ft by 4ft upwards to 6ft demanding the attention of the viewer. all works are in oil or acrylic or both.
Light plays a large part in my work as this pinpoints uniquely a place and time. Something pioneered and exploited by the French Impressionists, fixing that moment in time with paint
Art is long, and Time is fleeting. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, my aim is to artificially suspend that moment in time on canvas
I hope you enjoy what you see