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At Leeds College of Art I studied Bauhaus principles with the Slade's Derek Hyatt, and recently received inspirational advice from Tony Eyton RA for my Master's.

I work directly from the subject together with studio techniques.

As well as exhibiting just now I'm developing a body of work done on location while travelling the world as Artist in Residence on Cruise Liners.

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INSPIRED BY LOCAL HEROES EXHIBITION

City Gallery, Hereford, September 21

Sir Roy Strong, pictured here, is delighted with his portrait. I painted him in shorts carrying bottles of bubbly to his Loggia at Laskett Gardens.

“It’s just like me and full of happiness, reminding me of happy times at Laskett, he said, taking down a picture by his friend Cecil Beaton and replacing it with mine!

Anthony and Margaret Evans bought ‘Cathedral Gardeners’.

“It’s a treat for us to see ourselves pictured relaxing and enjoying the gardens”, said Anthony. “The children will love it” said Margaret. “We’re going to enjoy it on our walls first” joked Anthony. “You’ve even got the right species of tulip I planted!”

Once Hereford Cathedral’s Canon Chris Pullin spotted my Church Street painting with his house on the corner, he ‘had to have it’.


Thanks to all customers friends and visitors for making the show (and the Private View Party), truly memorable!

Read more about my Exhibition and passion for painting in a Featured Online article in this month’s

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I’m back in the studio working on two new solo shows for next year.

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My Exhibition INSPIRED BY LOCAL HEROES included work from the Museum Collection by Dame Laura Knight, John Ward and David Cox

Here’s a flavour of what was in the Exhibition, from an article I was invited to write recently for The Dame Laura Knight Society, Malvern

FEAST AFTER LOCKDOWN FAMINE

‘I have just visited ‘A Celebration’ An exhibition of the work of Dame Laura Knight, at The Penlee Gallery, Penzance, and everything in it reminds me why I have been inspired by her work all my life!

First it is her technical ability: thrilling colour applied with a broad brush; vigorous draughtsmanship; a command of composition, and an ability to work in any medium. So much to interest and challenge!

Then there is her eye for dramatic subject matter, whether it is a stunning sunset, characters or performers.

Ultimately though, what grabs me is the speed and intensity of her observation. A scrutiny which can only be attained in front of your subject, and needs to be got down onto the canvas before the light changes!

Both Dame Laura and I grew up in households surrounded by fabrics. Her mother and grandmother were in the rag trade as mine were. My grandmother was a Leeds tailoress, skilled in making coats, suits, dresses, my mother owned a dress shop. Laura designed and made her own clothes for many years, and so did I. She knew exactly how to paint the drape and sheen of a delicious silk gown.

Like Dame Laura I love drawing and painting dancers, movement, theatre… Art is itself a performance of sorts, one step from reality, and thrives on interpretation and imagination.

Decades later, coming to live in Hereford, Dame Laura inspired me anew re-discovering her connection with the landscape and rural life of the region.

I'm re-interpreting her figurative style for the twenty-first century!'

Featured in the Exhibition and from the Hereford Museum Collection Dame Laura Knight's 'Gypsies at Ascot’ 1933 and my painting ‘ Lara making up’.

I'll be in the Gallery every day, so I hope to show you around. Opening times are Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 12.30 pm. Entry is free