The inspiration for my abstract landscapes range from the wild expanse of the Norfolk saltmarsh coast, to the light-filled stretches of the Venetian lagoon. Artworks are a culmination of experimentation with a variety of media: paint, oil pastel, ink, etc – an unpredictable and exciting process resulting in a distillation of my experience and an expressive, atmospheric evocation of place.
I was born in Manchester and studied art and design at Stockport College in the 1980s. My subsequent career as a graphic designer eventually led me to relocate to the Isle of Skye in 1995, where, inspired by the incredible landscape, I increasingly, painted and exhibited. I now live in Norfolk, working full-time as a contemporary mixed-media artist, inspired by a very different but no less exciting landscape of saltmarshes, coastline and reedbeds.
In the last few years I have exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London: as a selected artist in the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours exhibition, 2016 and 2017; a finalist in Artist & Illustrator Magazine's 'Artist of the Year' 2016; and a finalist in The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014. I exhibit throughout the UK and my work is held in national and international private collections. I am an Associate member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA).
Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London.
Thompsons, Aldeburgh, Suffolk.
Grapevine Gallery, Burnham Market, Norfolk.
'Painters' curated by Hugh Pilkington, Cockley Cley, Norfolk, 2017
Summer exhibition, Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea, London, 2017
Selected artist, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries, 2016/2017
'Across the water', Artichoke Gallery, East Sussex, 2017
Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh, Mixed shows, 2014-2017
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Sheridan Russell Gallery, 2017
Cley Contemporary 16, curated exhibition, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, 2016
Salt & Sand (solo), Grapevine Gallery, Burnham Market, Norfolk 2016
Finalist, Artists & Illustrators' Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London, 2016
Affordable Art Fair: Battersea/Chelsea/Hampstead, Sheridan Russell, 2016
PAiNT, The Undercroft, Norwich, Norfolk, 2015
The Sutton Gallery, Edinburgh, 2015
Art Fair East, Norwich, 2015
'Landmarks' (solo), Grapevine Gallery, Burnham Market, Norfolk, 2013
Greyfriars Art Space, King's Lynn (solo), 2013-2014
Highgate Contemporary Art, London (two artist show), 2012
Assembly House, Norwich (solo), 2011
Halesworth Gallery, Suffolk, 2011
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS:
'Blyth Spirit', Alan Marshall, Mascot Media 2014
'ART!', guide book to the arts of East Anglia, Green Pebble 2011
'How artists see East Anglian Places', Green Pebble 2010
The Artist Magazine, July 2016 (feature)
KL magazine, September 2014 (feature)
Venue Magazine, Autumn 2014
Lynn News, 11 July 2014
Ham & High (Hampstead & Highgate) News, Review of 'Inside Out', July 2012