My images are essentially drawn from landscape. They explore the thresholds between possibility, probability and certainty in the identification of that which is represented. They give rise to a number of themes which are interwoven to produce pictures amalgamating experience, ideas, imagination and observation.
I work in any media and method appropriate to the task in hand. For developing the themes and images I exhibit, my currently preferred medium is acrylic paint. I frequently multi-layer paint, with masked-out and exposed areas showing through top layers, and the relatively quick-drying properties of acrylic paints are good for this purpose.I am equally at home with other water-based paints, using traditional watercolour techniques for commissioned paintings and illustrations. Many illustrations require figurative and finely-detailed work, and watercolour is generally my preference for this style of painting. The overall range of media I use is wide: from oil paint to occasional printmaking techniques, and to digital photography and computer-generated imagery. Although drawing and directly manipulative methods are fundamental to my work, this cross-referencing of experience in other media is essential to provide a wider ‘vocabulary’ for visual statement.
1943 Born in Winchester, HampshireStudied at Southern College of Art and Liverpool Polytechnic
1973- Lecturer at Southampton College of Art, Southampton College of Higher Education.
Senior Lecturer at Southampton Institute.
Deputy Head of Division at Division of Visual Arts, Southampton Institute.
Head of Department Fine Art & Graphics at Salisbury College of Art.
1977 Elected a Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
1996 Head of Division Fine Art & Graphics at Salisbury College
1996 Appointed Secretary of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
2008 Acting as Vice President for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Southern Arts, 1976, 1984 and 1992
Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre
Galerie Inge Donath, Troisdorf
Southampton City Art Gallery
Portsmouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Reading Museum and Art Gallery
Arts Centre New Metropole, Folkestone
Worthing Art Gallery
Guildhall Gallery, Winchester
Nuffield Gallery, University of Southampton