Welcome to my world as a Colourist painter. Explore life enhancing Expressive Figurative paintings, drawings, and amusing adventures of my life and travels as a working artist.

Enjoy!

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.

I hope you enjoy my work, which has copyright status.


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View and download a copy of the catalogue here

INSPIRED BY LOCAL HEROES CATALOGUE.pdf



There is still time to see contemporary oil paintings of Herefordshire


INSPIRED BY LOCAL HEROES EXHIBITION

Last week!



At Hereford City Art Gallery,

Opposite the Cathedral

Tuesdays – Fridays 10 am – 4 pm and

Saturdays 10 am – 12.30 pm

Show runs until 29th September


Exhibition offer!

£100 off

Framed Print of Church Street now £250

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With work from the Collection by Dame Laura Knight,

John Ward and David Cox

Here’s a flavour of what’s 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