As a child I explored art by drawing and painting the objects and landscape in the world around me. Making pictures of toys I played with, the valley I ventured in and the objects I discovered.

After graduating with a Fine Art degree from Leeds University I returned to Kentish landscape where I grew up and began an apprenticeship with the still life painter Robert McKellar. Learning the technique and studio craft I still use today. This traditional approach to picture making strongly influences my style, with its use of simplified composition, layered painting processes and polished gesso surfaces.

 

IMG_1007As an artist I am inspired to create paintings that capture an image or a moment in space and time. Enjoying the experience of simple observation and the desire to collect, create and display collections.

Recent tabletop still life’s explore the playfulness of toys and having fun.

A friend’s attic space houses an extensive collection of slot cars, taking me on a nostalgic journey back to my own childhood and earliest memories.

The results are a rediscovery of simple pleasures and how an adult’s eye’s can so easily influence an innocent game.

Travel has been fundamental to gaining knowledge and new experiences. Having lived in South Africa, Morocco and most recently migrating to Australia in 2010.

Exhibitions

  • 2016 Group Show, ‘EMSLA Art Award’ Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
  • 2016 Group Show, Still Life, Gallery Klei, Sydney
  • 2016 Group Show, 20×20, Gallery Klei, Sydney
  • 2015 Gyeonggi ANSAN International Art Fair, South Korea
  • 2014 Group Show, Warringah Studio Artists Exhibition, Sydney
  • 2014 ‘Motorclassica’, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
  • 2014 Group Show, Albany Art Prize Finalist WA
  • 2014 Group Show, ‘The Lab’ Art Pharmacy, Sydney
  • 2014 Solo Show, ‘A Model Society’ Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘Nouvelle’ Bird’s Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘EMSLA Art Award’ Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘One to One’, Hong Kong
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘Sedate/Stimulate’ aMBUSH Gallery – Art Pharmacy
  • 2013 Group Show, ‘Storytellers’ Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
  • 2013 Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW
  • 2012 Group Show, ‘Art Concerning Environment’ Scope Gallery, Vic
  • 2012 Group Show, ‘EMSLA Art Award’ Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
  • 2012 Group Show, Camberwell Rotary Art Prize, Melbourne
  • 2012 Milk Factory Gallery , Bowral, NSW
  • 2012 Hathill Gallery, Blue Mountains, NSW
  • 2011 Group Show, National Trust Harper’s Mansion Art Prize, Sydney
  • 2011 Group Show, Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
  • 2011 Milk Factory, Bowral, NSW
  • 2011 Hathill Gallery, Blue Mountains, NSW
  • 2006 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2006 Group Show, Liberty Gallery, Kings Hill, UK
  • 2005 Omell Galleries, London, UK
  • 2005 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2004 Omell Galleries, London, UK
  • 2004 Group Show, ‘Still Life Still Lives’, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney
  • 2004 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2003 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2002 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2001 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 2000 Royall Fine Art, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • 1999 Group Show, ‘Aphrodisia’, Rainmaker Gallery, Manchester UK