I am an artist, writer and curator with many years experience of contemporary art production, curation and writing. My practice and research falls into two distinct though interrelated activities - original artworks and commentaries on contemporary work. In my recent paintings text and image are combined to produce lyrical commentaries on the natural world with a particular fascination with the sea. During Lockdown I have also used found materials for a series of constructuions titled 'Paintings Standing Up'. At the time of writing the most recent of my projects is the group show titled 'Better Days' that ran at Harbour House, Kingsbridge in the late summer with three other artists, Sarah R Key, Moira Baumbach & Allan Green.
I am currently a member of the Contemporary British Painting group and have shown in most of their recent major group exhibitions including China & Poland. Recently I have had a work in Paradoxes at the Quay Arts Centre, Newport IOW and 'Stand Close And Breathe Me In' and 'Vitalistic Fantasies' at the Elysium Gallery, Swansea. Another painting from my Lunar Pulls series is also in the show, 'Paint Edgy' at the Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber from now till December, 2022.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2010 - Masters in Photography, De Montfort University, Leicester 1974 - Master of Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design, Birmingham. United Kingdom
Solo exhibitions 2015 Winter Cycle, New Court Gallery, Repton 2013 - Epidemic!/Black North, Angear Gallery, Nottingham, 2011 - From The Earth Wealth, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington, Derby 2008 - New Paintings, Harrington Mill Studios, Long Eaton Nottingham 2005 - (un) Shore Lines, Centro de Arte de S. Joao da Medeira, San Joao da Madeira, Portugal
Selected group exhibitions 2015 Geometry:Wonky & Otherwise, Deda, Derby 2014 about painting, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester Pareodolia, Plusspace, Coventry 2012 - Ostrale 012, Ostrahage, Dresden 2010 - Supermarket 2010, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden 2006 - Simple As Breathing, Art Planning Room, Toyko, Japan