I gained my Diploma in Art & Design in the mid-1960s and re-visited my visual thinking through an MA-Fine Art-Painting at Wimbledon School of Art 2001-4.
I have exhibited regularly in Solo, Open, and Group shows in the UK over the past forty years with a number of solo shows in London at Arts 38, The Loggia, and 'the bettie morton' galleries in particular, as well as exhibiting France, Germany, Itay, and Thailand.
I show regularly with the Royal Watercolour Society at Bankside Gallery, London, and have work in the RWS Diploma Collection, and the Queen's Collection, as well as in private collections in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany.
My work has been published in encyclopaedias about drawing and painting techniques, Premio Internazionale di Acquarello "Marche dAcqua" Fabriano Watercolour 2016, the RWS Watercolour Secrets- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014, The Artist magazine (March 2007), and The Woolgather Art Prize 2012 publication.
I won the Nina Hosali Award (2nd) 1991, gained a Rome Bursary(Royal Academy/Art Historians Association) 1993, won the RWS Award 1st Prize 2005, and 'The Artist' Award 2006.
I am a fully elected member of the Royal Watercolour Society
ABOUT MY WORK:- There is no narrative, only visual presence, bound by incongruous couplings, that exist in abstract form, suspended on the flat surface the working space contains. This is what that space is for; poetic instants of asymmetry, expressed as shape and colour. Layering painting's elements. The paper, the canvas, playgrounds where each work emerges through process and practice.
My works drive themselves, pruned to a perfect economy of visual elements intrinsically essential to the works' visual aesthetic. No part is redundant, always in the present, in unsettled, and unsettling, asymmetric relationships, to be observed.
I live with my wife in NE Surrey, where my main studio is, and winter-out in Chiang Mai, N Thailand, working in my apartment studio. I have three children and grandchildren. I spent 27 years also teaching in FE and Secondary education in England, and for the Papua New Guinea government; as head of art & design, and expressive arts departments