A freelance artist, I paint for exhibition, tutor art and accept commissions, mainly animal portraits. My most unusual animal requested was a Dodo for which I sketched the model at Horniman Museum and painted a family of Dodo’s. My most challenging commissions were a portrait of a Harley Davidson motorbike and a landscape with a tractor and herd of cows where the branded number on the rump of one cow was clearly visible. I am also very pleased to have added MURALS to my list of services offered.
Whilst constantly trying new media, techniques, subjects and styles, a dominant theme in my work is the invisible. A trail left in the air by something moving, a historic trace, an intended path, air currents, water flow, magnetic fields, emotional atmosphere and pressure.
Born in London 1964. Moved to Sussex 1980. Trained in Graphic Design at Hastings 1981-1984
Further art education with LADVAA at Paddock Studios, Lewes; Life Drawing at HCAT, Eastbourne; Advanced Art with Rachel Widdows, Uckfield
Director of Hailsham Creative, Graphic design and print company
ESCC adult education art tutor at Hailsham Community College 2002-3
Teaching assistant for art classes for Polegate Primary school in 2004, returned to be artist in residence for an Arts week in 2005
Committee member of Hailsham Arts Festival since 2007
Resident artist at Gallery North in Hailsham High Street 2007-2009, 2011 to present.
Co-ordinated Art in Empty Shops project in Hailsham 2011 and 2012
Founder and chair of Arlington Arts Group. Organise the annual Art & Craft Show and the Arts Festival weeks; Founder and Tutor of Hailsham Art Group and run own art courses and workshops; Give demonstrations to art groups throughout the south of England.
I have shown work in the following Exhibitions:
2000 Milton Street; Little Chelsea, Eastbourne; Uckfield; Alfriston; East Grinstead; Lewes.
2001 Alfriston; Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells; Uckfield; Association of Eastbourne Artists, East Dean; Alfriston Festival Exhibition; East Grinstead; Ticehurst
2002 Lewes Artwave- Open Studio, Wilmington; Sevenoaks; Association of Eastbourne Artists, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; East Grinstead
2003 Open Studio, Wilmington
2004 Ringmer; Summer Exhibition of Fine Art, Tonbridge School, Tonbridge
2005 Gallery North : Life & Portraits, Landscapes & Seascapes, Life and Portraits; Ticehurst
2006 Spring Exhibition, Gallery North; Arlington Art Festival; Michelham Priory; Ticehurst
2007 Selmeston; Arlington Art Festival; Ticehurst. MOVEMENT – Featured artist at Gallery North
2008 Arlington Art Festival; Hailsham Arts Festival; Gallery North: Summer &, Winter Exhibitions
2009 Arlington Art Festival; Spring Exhibition, Gallery North; Hailsham Arts Festival; Ticehurst
2010 France – Ponches Estruval Arts Festival, Picardy, France
Eastbourne Arts Festival; Arlington Art Festival; Uckfield Art Trail; Hailsham Arts Festival – Pop up Gallery in Hailsham High Street; Willingdon
2011 London – Stars on Canvas for Willow Foundation, Maddox Arts in London
Selmeston; Uckfield Art Trail; Arlington Arts Festival week ; Ticehurst; Hailsham Arts Festival – Hailsham High Street empty shop exhibitions
2012 London – Stars on Canvas for Willow Foundation, Maddox Arts in London
ESCC Training Centre, Eastbourne; Belgian Cafe, Eastbourne; Arlington Art Festival.
2013 Eastbourne – France, Dompierre, Picardy for Festival De Musique et D’Art, May; Arlington Art & Craft Show, July; Hailsham Festival of Arts & Culture, September; Art at the Bluebell Barn, Arlington, September; Eastbourne, Birley Centre, October; Resident artist at Gallery North, Hailsham.
2013/14 Wimbledon – Cannizaro House art Exhibition, 2 December-20 Jan; Resident artist at Gallery North, Hailsham
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