I utilise my many years of experience as a Graphic Designer and Mixed Media Artist to produce dramatic free-flowing studies and industrial style photography.
A relaxed drawing style which relies on strong erratic lines and vibrant colouring techniques bring my landscapes and other studies to life, while my interest in distressed environments and abstract form creates engaging compositional photographs. Some of my recent projects have been based on distressed environments and also the creation of 'SOUND SCAPES' where music is used to influence the painting I am working on. I also I love to travel and am always looking for my next subject, project and series.
Current & up and coming exhibitions: 'A Broader Canvas' - a solo exhibition at Arlington Arts Centre from Monday 26th July to Sunday 10th October. The exhibition is free to view every Monday to Friday, 10am to 4:30pm. Please call the box office on 01635 244246 if you would like to view the artwork outside of these times or visit www.arlington-arts.com for more info & other events.
Open Studios - 'Insight' Exhibition - The Open Studios WBNH Committee welcome you to the INSIGHT 2021 Exhibition at the prestigious gallery at The Base, Greenham. This is the OS flagship exhibition and I am hugely honoured to be curating this exhibition alongside Chrys Healy. Insight provides visitors with a taster to help them choose the artists they want to visit. The event runs from September 18th to October the 10th - 10am to 5pm daily. Please go to The Base Website to book your free ticket: www.thebasegreenham.co.uk
Newbury Art Collective - Our annual exhibition showcasing artist from the NAC group. We will be occupying the wonderful City Arts space in Newbury again and will be showcasing around 10 artist of varied disciplines. The Exhibition will be running from Friday 24th September to Sunday 26th September - 10am to 5pm daily, with aa private viewing on Friday evening 6pm to 8pm. visit the NAC website to view some of the members that will be exhibiting www.newburyartcollective.com or visit City arts Newbury for more details and events www.cityartsnewbury.co.uk
I have been busy experimenting with different styles and subjects. From abstract still life studies, Jewellery containing parts of my art and photography, a large study of Donnington Castle which is on display at Arlington Arts - plus a new series of what I call bubble gum art!
A new series of bubble gum art graphic prints which will be on debut display at the NAC exhibition at City Arts this September. These are created by simplifying drawings of various fashion objects and interior views. I nod to punk and pop art. Drawn using digital software and printed on photo-paper.
'SOUND SCAPES' - Music to your eyes!
I have recently been letting myself loose in the studio creating abstract works of art based on music. The concept is not a new one but I have not experimented with this for a while and certainly not to this scale.
The process involves creating a play-list of music. Sometimes a specific genre, others times random music. With the music playing I let it depict the style of the painting from the colours used to the strokes and mark making. As the music changes so does the direction of the artwork. Generally there are shapes that repeat according to the sounds I hear.
I have been producing a few of theses and there are seeming popular with people - I have even had a requested play-list sent to me and produced a bespoke
'SOUND SCAPE' for someone based on their favourite music!
You can see these 'SOUND SCAPES' for yourself at the various exhibition I am showing or even commission one yourself!