I am a trained Figurative Artist working in dry media – pencil and pastel. I am also a trained Glass and Public Artist and a qualified tutor for Higher Education.
I initially studied Fine Art and then went on to study Architectural / Stained Glass at Central (St. Martins) School of Art and Design, at postgraduate level. I subsequently gained a Certificate of Education from Thames Polytechnic and then a Masters Degree in ‘The Theory and Practice of Public Art and Design’ from Chelsea School of Art and Design and later gained a second Masters Degree in ‘Glass’, from Sunderland University. I then studied ‘academic’ drawing, for 3 years, at Hatahana School of Figuratuve Art in Tel Aviv.
I have an excellent technical and aesthetic knowledge and understanding of both flat and warm glass, and the use of contemporary and traditional technical processes. I am also highly skilled and knowledgeable with regard to the theory, technicalities and issues of working in the public arena as an artist (from sculpture in the park to community arts projects).
At present my work focuses on figurative representation – portraits, still life, landscapes and skyscapes – in pastel and pencil. My preoccupation currently is with the exploration of the essence and substance of diverse materials and the qualities of light, air and transluscence innate in everyday existence. I often include representations of human interruption in our field of vision – electricity cables, telephone wires, plane trails and headlights – interruptions that are so ubiquitous and familiar that they have become an integral feature of the contemporary landscape.
EXHIBITIONS ( most recent )
David Hughes School, Beaumaris ( Anglesey Art Group Summer Show ) (2023 )
Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead ( Art for All ) ( 2023 )
The Mall Galleries, London ( Figurative Art Now ) ( 2021 – online, due to Covid )
Old Firestation Gallery, Henley-on-Thames ( RGA Summer Show ) ( 2021 )
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading ( RGA Corridor Exhibition ) ( 2021 )
Prime Studios, Windsor ( Pop-up Exhibition ) ( 2021 )
Bargehouse Gallery, Southbank ( London Ultra ) ( 2019 )
Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, London and other UK venues ( 2018 )
Reading Museum ( Summer Show ), Reading ( 2018 )
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading ( RGA Corridor Exhibition ) ( 2018 )
Prime Studios, Windsor ( 2018 )
The Firestation, Windsor ( 2016 )
‘ I am really drunk with intellectual vision every time I pick up a pencil ‘ William Blake
Should you wish to contact me with regard to purchasing or commissioning a piece of work, or with comments, please feel free to do so