“Painting is just
another way of
keeping a diary.”
I notice colours, textures, patterns and forms, both natural and man-made. To prepare for painting, I make sketches and experiment with collage ideas. My previous paintings were representational seascapes and I'm now developing a more abstract approach. My process is mostly intuitive because I want to keep my rational mind out of the way so I can create work that feels spontaneous and not too controlled. I use acrylic paints applied with brushes as well as other tools to drag paint over the surface to create textures and I use pencils and crayons for scribbles and other mark making.
Born in Brighton in 1958, I moved to Worthing in 1963, where I lived for 25 years until I left to study Art History as a mature student at Middlesex University. I got my degree in 1989 and managed to achieve my ambition to work at the National Gallery. Ten years later, another dream was realised when I did Foundation Studies at Chelsea College of Art. After that, I began a career in magazine publishing and ended up as assistant editor of Art Quarterly magazine. Since moving back to Worthing in 2015, I’ve focused on developing my art practice.
2022 Worthing Artists Open Houses
2016 Skyway Gallery, Shoreham-by-Sea
2016 Big Heart Auction, Worthing Dome
2015 Frickleton Fine Art, Kings Hill
2015 Worthing Art Trail
2015 Big Heart Auction, Brighton Dome
2012 Frickleton Fine Art, London
2011 Dulwich Festival
2010 The Portico Gallery, West Norwood
2009 William Angel Gallery, Peckham
2008 Scope Gallery, East Dulwich