About

My work is founded on a commitment to accurate, detailed, draughtsmanship, following a tradition of English artists to celebrate, explore, and record the experience of landscape/cityscape. I draw and sketch directly from the subject, sometimes working in long sessions to record the exact details of a scene; sometimes working as quickly and prolifically as possibly to express an ephemeral moment. These drawings then form the starting point for studio work, more formal and finished works that still capture the spirit of the place, the genius loci.

My recent work reflects steps on a journey towards abstraction, using energetic marks in the studio to both represent and express marks in the landscape.

Exhibitions

2017
Royal West of England Academy Open, Bristol
United Society of Artists: Menier Gallery, London
Society of Graphic Fine Art: Bankside Gallery, London and Menier Gallery, London
Croydon Art Society: Denbies Vineyard, Surrey

2016
Royal Society of British Artists: Mall Galleries, London
Sussex Art Collective: Crypt Gallery, Seaford

2015
New English Art Club: Mall Galleries, London
Society of Graphic Fine Art: Bankside Gallery, London; Menier Gallery, London; and R K Burt Gallery, London
Croydon Art Society: Denbies Vineyard, Surrey
Sussex Art Collective: Crypt Gallery, Seaford and Hop Gallery, Lewes

2014
New English Art Club: Mall Galleries, London
Society of Graphic Fine Art: Menier Gallery, London
Croydon Art Society: Denbies Vineyard, Surrey
Sussex Art Collective: Crypt Gallery, Seaford and Hop Gallery, Lewes

2013
Society of Graphic Fine Art: Menier Gallery, London
Croydon Art Society: Denbies Vineyard, Surrey
Sussex Art Collective: Crypt Gallery, Seaford and Hop Gallery, Lewes

2012
Society of Graphic Fine Art, Menier Gallery, London
Croydon Art Society: Denbies Vineyard, Surrey
Sussex Art Collective: Hop Gallery and Lewes Artwave

2011
Sussex Art Collective: Fishing Quarter Gallery, Brighton and Hop Gallery, Lewes
Society of Graphic Fine Art: Menier Gallery, London
Croydon Art Society: Denbies Vineyard, Surrey
London Road Group: Ashdown Forest Centre, East Sussex

2010
New England Art Club: Mall Galleries, London
Society of Graphic Fine Art: Denbies Vineyard, Surrey and Menier Gallery, London
Sussex Art Collective: Hop Gallery, Lewes and Lewes Artwave
Willow Foundation: Catto Gallery, London
Croydon Art Society, Denbies Vineyard, Surrey and The Clocktower, Croydon

2009
Ashdown Forest Centre, East Sussex
Society of Graphic Fine Art: Menier Gallery, London
South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts: Exeter

2008
Chequermead, East Grinstead

2007
Chequermead, East Grinstead
Edenbridge Arts and Music Trust, Kent
Willow Foundation: SW1 Gallery, London

Societies

Society of Graphic And Fine Art
Croydon Art Society

Awards

2012 “Sissinghurst” received “The Award for a Highly Commended Print” at the Society of Graphic Fine Art Open Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London.

Publications

2009 “Featured artist” on www.urbansketchers.com

2011 Photograph featured in the National Trust guide to White Horse Hill