About

My work is simply a response to weather conditions and landscape around me. I prefer to work outside in the landscape I choose to paint, allowing interference or adaption from weather conditions at that time. I am influenced by the Cornish coastline, the Scottish Islands including Orkney and Shetland, Iceland, Kilve and the Quantock Hills. I use acrylic and handwriting ink and also oil paint usually with a wet surface to start and often throughout the making of the piece.

I graduated from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen (BA Hons Fine Art) and have since painted on a part-time basis, but exhibiting regularly in Somerset:

1982 Student Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh;
1983 Student Exhibition, Melbourne City Art Gallery;

2008 – Somerset Landscape Artists – Trowbridge Gallery, Castle Cary;
2009 – Built Environment Exhibition, Bridgwater Arts Centre;
2011 – The Human Figure – Bridgwater Arts Centre;

2012 – at the Bay Restaurant Gallery, Hotel Penzance, Penzance 9 September – 5th October;

September 2012-19 Somerset Art Works participant.
Somerset Art Works Imagined World: Kubla Khan Exhibition 2016-2017;
In the Brutmidwinter – Winter exhibition at the Bruton Art Factory Dec 2016;

North Somerset Arts Week 2015-2019 – Claverham Meeting House;
Clifton Arts Club – July 2015-2019;
Clevedon Arts Club Member and exhibitions held in 2015-2019
Clevedon Arts Club Open exhibiton August 2016: Selectors Choice Award , President’s Award 2109;
Bath and West Show Art Exhibition June 2016; Chairman’s award June 2017
The Old Brick Workshop, Wellington
Clifton Arts Club – Members Exhibition, Steak of the Art, Bristol May 2016;
Clifton Arts Club Open Exhibition: People’s Choice Award