My paintings are made up of images derived from different sources: my drawings, my photographs, the work of other artists, magazines, the cinema, television, fantasies, dreams . . . .
These images, found by a combination of intuition and accident, suggest
the structure and atmosphere of a painting, providing a point of departure.
They are modified, shaped and arranged, without trying to reach for a meaning too soon . This allows chance and the unconscious to influence the discovery of images and themes.
This approach can offer an access to regions out of conscious awareness, so that the viewer may form his or her individual response to the combinations of images, colours and textures.
I work mostly in oils, a medium which facilitates an energy of expression. The choice between canvas, panel, or paper on panel affects the eventual surface and contributes to the atmosphere of the painting.
In his novel American Pastoral Philip Roth speaks of the unfiltered way in which meaning comes to children, flowing simply from under the surface of things. When I remember my childhood, I understand what he means. Sometimes that happens even now, in spite of the clutter of thoughts, beliefs and habits which prevent us from simply seeing. I believe painting is a means of revitalising this capacity, for the painter and the viewer both.
2017 Roux Galerie, Portland, Maine,
Etats Unis – Exposition Ouverte
2017 Galerie du Phare, Bourges
2017 Verdict, Brighton – Exposition Solo
2014 Hop Gallery, Lewes - Exposition Solo
2012 Art Erotica - Exposition Ouverte, London
2011 Cork Street Exposition Ouverte, London
2010 Bath Royal Literary and
Scientific Institution - Exposition Groupe
2010 Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution - Exposition Solo
2009 Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, London - Exposition Solo
2008 Royal West of England Academy Exposition Ouverte, Bristol
2006 Bath Arts Society Exposition Ouverte, Bath
2006 Chelsea Art Society Exposition Ouverte, London
2005 The Art of Love - Exposition Ouverte, London
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