I am pleased to say that “Plantation House” is through to stage 2 of the John Moore's prize at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.Read More
I am thrilled to bits to have been included in the editorial section of this editorial magazine. The issue can either be uploaded as a PDF or bought from bookstores such as the white cube in London or on the Art maze website.
I am thrilled that one of my sketchbooks has been selected for the sketch open. The exhibition of artists sketchbooks will tour the country for the rest of the year.
Newlyn Society of artists
I am really pleased to end the year on a high after 'I was here first' was selected for the Dave Bown project in New York.
October has been an exciting and busy month with a feature in Fresh paint magazine and my painting Static Caravan selected for the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.Read More
I have work in a group show with 29 other painters from the Turps Banana correspondence course. The show will travel around to different venues starting with Halifax in Yorkshire, Edinburgh, London and Winchester.
I am exhibiting at the moment at the Herrick gallery in London, Mayfair. The director of the gallery Alice Herrick asked me to show at the gallery after selecting my work for Freshpaint magazine.
have had an inspirational time away in the Caribbean. St Lucia was my idea of what a tropical island should be, Volcanic, hot, steamy and lush. The plants and flowers set against the jaw dropping spectacle of the twin Pitons.
I discovered a darker seam than ran through the island; Slavery. I visited Anse Mamin, an abandoned sugar plantation. There amidst the jungle foliage lay the ruins of the church the slaves worshiped at, the forgotten and overrun site of their graves and also the caves they hid into try to escape. It was the plantation owners house that attracted my interest the most, an upside down cross above the door that the guide told us was a sign of Voodoo.
He showed us a plant which when the leaves are rubbed between the fingers produce a red oil that the locals use to dye clothes.
I used some of these leaves to draw in my sketch book the plantation owners house.Read More
Its that time of year again when we head off to warmer climes, this year one of the islands we will be visiting in the Caribbean is St Lucia. The time away is important for recharging the batteries, thinking what I want to achieve in the coming year and set reasonable goals.
I am looking forward to exploring the small island and its famous landmarks of twin volcanos called the Pitous. Part of my practice as an artist is drawing with Pentel ink pens on heavy Saunders water-colour sketch books. The sketch books have become quite formative, crucial even, and the template for ideas that emerged later whilst back at home in my studio.
As always I will be keeping an open mind as to what I will discover.