January 2020

November 2018

Art For Life – ‘Coast’ exhibition at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, 27/3-25/6 2019

I will be participating in a group exhibition at the musgrove Gallery, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset. The other artists are Mike Woollacott, Zoe Hyde, Deborah Last and Hillary Paynter. This is part of the 'Art For Life' programme by the NHS - "We have been able with understanding and support from colleagues, staff, patients and carers to embed ourselves in the working life of Musgrove Park Hospital, helping to shape high quality interior and exterior spaces within the hospital. Each...

November 2018

Drawing preselected for ‘The Pastel Society’ 2019 exhibition

One of my soft pastel drawings, 'Landfall' ( 50 x 70 cm) has been preselected for 'The Pastel Society' Annual Exhibiton 2019, to be held at the Mall Galleries, London in February 2019. Preselection doesn't mean that the work is as yet in the exhibition. I have to deliver the framed piece early January and will find out a few days later whether it has been selected to be shown. Quite excited though as I have only recently returned to using...

May 2018

Longlisted for Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018

Very happy to be longlisted for the Jackson's Open Painting Prize 2018. My painting is 'The Unfinishing', acrylic on canvas. 100 x 100 x 4 cm. The longlist is 350 works selected from over 3300 entries. The work has not been shortlisted in the final 38, but is still open to the public vote for People's Choice, ending midnight 29th April 2018. More info: https://www.jacksonspaintingprize.com/longlist-3

July 2017

Solo exhibition – WAVE / PARTICLE, The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, Devon, 13 Jan–17 Feb 2018

An exhibition of 32 selected paintings and drawings produced between 2011 and 2018. In quantum mechanics, light photons can be explained as behaving both as a wave and as a particle. This exhibition in the main gallery features new and existing paintings and drawings  which are based around this non-geometric structural framework. The work is produced through observation and the intuitive creative process, and consists of objective, subjective and phenomenological studies of the sea, water, landscape, figure, and organic abstraction. The work...

October 2017

Sending a big painting to Los Angeles

I sold a large oil on box canvas painting, 'Navigate Invisible', via Saatchi Art online, and the customer was in Los Angeles, USA. So I had to package the artwork safely and securely for flight via UPS. This involved securely wrapping the painting first in glassine paper, bubble wrap, foamboard and cardboard, then constructing a wooden crate from 10mm plywood. Luckily i was able to make this in my studio workshop shed in the garden, and had the help of...