Being originally from Brighton, I studied art at Eastbourne College of Art and Illustration (BA Hons) at Brighton Polytechnic (now University) in the late 1980’s and after a long break in my art career re-started painting in 2013. I joined the artist-run gallery Chalk Gallery in Lewes in 2016, becoming its Chairperson in January 2019, really enjoying being part of this supportive family of artists. As well as Chalk Gallery, my work can be found in Artologie (Cuckfield) and in Greenfinch (Ticehurst) and in exhibitions and festivals around the South of England including Brighton Artists Open Houses and Cranbrook Art Show.
My newest series of work is my Framescapes aptly called because the frame is part of the painting. Partially inspired by the painted frames of Howard Hodgkin who painted on his frames too, it was also from a desire to try do things better or differently, The painted frame is both functional and also adds a 3-dimensional aspect to the paintings.
My wood panels are a collection of atmospheric paintings that convey the changing seasons and weather conditions inspired by living in Sussex in sizes up to 70 x 100cms.
For more insights into my artistic influences and reference points, see my Blog on this subject.
Some of my original artworks are also available as small run, high quality limited edition prints.