Welcome to - About Me
I am a painter and printmaker who works
mostly in the medium of oil, watercolour
and etching. I studied at Chelsea School of Art and have a B.A.(Hons) 1st Class and an M.A.
in Fine Art. I have exhibited extensively in a variety of solo and
and have work in collections in the UK and abroad.
As a teacher I have worked in different
Colleges in the London and the surrounding area. I worked for a number of years as a visiting A Level moderator for Edexcel and was the Curriculum Manager for level 4 students at Brooklands College in Surrey where I taught painting, drawing, graphic
design and printmaking.
I was also for a period the Course Leader for Fine Art at the Open College of the Arts and worked as their Assessment Organiser, undertaking study visits and writing online blogs.
I am currently working as a tutor with the University of the Creative Arts - Open College of the Arts.
As a Contemporary realist painter, I create
images that are recognizable, believable and place the artist in his time and
place. I take, manipulate and convert photographic imagery into the discipline
of paint in a transformative process that is both traditional and contemporary.
It updates previous stylistic and theoretical movements and connects the artist
with the continuing tradition of painting. The human spirit is released through
the process of making and the control of colour, form and content, regained,
rejuvenated and restated by the artistís hand. Narrative and abstraction combine and a dialogue is open
again with the art of previous generations. The means by which this occurs is
seen in the depiction of objects, people and places done simply and without
pretension. The importance of painting as a means of communication is restated and the teaching of this art practice is promoted as the primary method of intellectual visual enquiry.