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Original paintings & drawings

I live and work in North Devon, UK.

This website is a selected collection of artwork from the last few years. I have chosen to focus on this particular body of work as it is reflective of my current practice. There is a small archive section showing selected works from 1991 – 2012.

I am currently working with oils, charcoal, graphite and silverpoint. I am also researching materials and techniques from pre-Modernist periods.

These paintings and drawings are produced through a combination of observation and improvisation, with an interest in the technical qualities of the various materials. I am interested in memory and symbol, evocation of atmosphere and sensation, and the structural qualities of natural phenomena.

In the past I have also worked with and explored a variety of analogue and digital media (including photography, web design, film, and music / sound), in both fine art and graphic design contexts. Painting and drawing has always been the important pulse at the heart of my practice though, and has been predominantly self-taught; so I am now focussed on developing this.

I have worked part-time as a Caretaker for the last 20 years. My other interests include gardening, rural folk history, and learning to ride horses.

CV

Education

2011, MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice, University College Falmouth, Cornwall.
– Painting, installation, film, sound and digital media. Performative, solo, relational and collaborative projects. Exhibition design. Theoretical contexts.

2003, HNC Multimedia & Graphic Design, Strode College, Street, Somerset.
– Graphic design, digital design (web, image, photographic, moving). Collaborative commercial film projects. Computer building, coding (html, css). Semiotics. Fine art.

1991, BA Graphic Design, Faculty of Art & Design, Bristol Polytechnic, Somerset.
– Graphic design, pre-computer hand designed & constructed processes, technical drawing, photography, print, illustration, fine art. Historical and theoretical contexts.

Exhibitions: 1988 – Present / Future

Assorted Group and Solo exhibitions in Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and London.
Please see the full exhibition listings for details and links.

Awards, Prizes + Shorlists

Longlist: Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018
Longlist: Royal Society of Marine Artists Open 2015
Shortlist: The Plough Open Drawing Competition 2014
Longlist: Royal Society of Marine Artists Open 2014
Longlist: The Threadneedle Prize 2014
Shortlist: Evolver Prize 2014
3rd Prize: Plough Drawing Competition 2013
Shortlist: Door Prize For Painting 2012

Collections

Works held in Private Collections in UK, Europe, Canada & USA.

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