I am compelled to create through a wide mix of triggers; a sentence teased from a conversation at a festival, a colour seen on an advertising hoarding, a phrase read in a book, a shape traced in wet sand, morphing cloudscapes, yesterday’s left over paint roughly brushed onto a canvas.
I work in layers of colour built up using acrylic paints, finished with a couple of layers in oil, painting glazes and scumbles to give richness and depth to the work.
My work is drawn from diverse visual traditions including folk art and commercial graphic design and I use my photographs and Google image searches to find elements I need. Personal references and opinions about society and the environment find their way into my work and though the message is sometimes ”dark” I want the work to be decorative.
I live and work beneath the wide, sometimes wild, skies of North Norfolk.
dfn gallery New York
Hobart Gallery Blickling Hall Norfolk
East Anglian Open King's Lynn 1984 - 2011
Salthouse 2005 & 2010
The Forum, Norwich - selected for Elements 2011
Tanner & Lawson Columbia Road London 2011
Cork Street Open 2011
R.A. Summer show - work selected but not hung
Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts - Bee Crisis Installation was part of Heart Mind Computer - The Late Shift 2011
Salthouse solo show 2013
The Assembly House Norwich 2013- work selected for Flying Colours Fabulous Forms 2011 & Art Alive
Anteros Arts Norwich 2014
Threadneedle Open Mall Galleries London 2014 - work shortlisted but not hung
Art Fair East Norwich 2015
Spring Art show 2016 - the Forum Norwich
Threadneedle Open Mall Galleries London 2017 - work shortlisted but not hung
Norwich Castle Museum 2018- work selected for "Inheritance"
Wells Maltings Norfolk 2018 - work selected for "Connections"
Wells Heritage Sculpture Trail 2018 - working with Robert Smith, the Harbour Master on "The Mortuary Doors
Artists Responding to online and print magazine April/May 2021
Summer Exhibition - The Yare Gallery, Great Yarmouth July/August 2021