My love of art dates from an early influence from my father, who almost abandoned his medical studies to pursue the life of an artist. Drawing has always been a passion for me and the route that has lead me to painting for the last twenty years. Paint offers me a medium to express the images which interest me in a wide variety of ways and colours.
painting themes revolve around humans and their environment, from buildings to machinery to everyday objects. I like to represent
a compelling image, portraying it in my work such that it draws in the
viewer to explore and consider whatever they wish - how we live; our surroundings and our environment.
work mostly with oils, occasionally acrylics when I need to build up the
underpainting or layers fast - sometimes also to create
a tension between a matt and oil finish in the final image. The
choice of medium depends upon the perceived aim of the work involved - whether I am
aiming for a wash, transparency, translucence or opacity. I layer, sandpaper or remove with a medium to achieve the final ‘mood’ I am
aiming for in any given piece. I like to allow the medium and process to create an appropriate response to the image, as in a construction site as in the South Bank
paintings with layers to a more ephemeral - nostalgic, haunting feel as in
I aim to take
the viewer around the whole painting to an area of particular interest; to
notice what is painted and what is left out for their own imagination to
complete. I would hope for each viewer to ‘get’ something different in the way they look at a piece of work seeing something in between what
I have seen and what their imagination has filled.
Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2021
54 The Gallery, Solo Show, July 2019
Pinner Sketch Club Annual Exhibition, August 2019
Cahoots Art Group at The Etz Chayim Gallery, Sept- October 2019
Hesketh Hubbard 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 at The Mall Galleries
The Artist & Leisure Painter Open Art Competition- Patchings Art Festival 2017, 2018
The Pastel Society 2015 Mall Galleries
Pinner Sketch Club Annual Exhibition 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018