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Statement

I am a modern painter of light. My representational oil paintings record my responses to the world and through imagery derived from personal recollections I explore notions of the sublime moment in time.

The imagery that I am drawn to has a strong sense of light and movement that conveys an almost inspirational or joyous state. My painting process begins with observations, sketches and snapshots from reality. Once in the studio I edit the images and begin painting. I build up multiple layers of oil paint to form enigmatic surfaces. Sensitively rendered brush strokes flow into and out of blurred paint. The paintings are poised between highly realistic depictions of space and light and expressive affirmations of the painted surface.


I was born in London and began oil painting ias a teenager I was fascinated by it’s viscosity and potential. I studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art And Design attaining a foundation diploma. Following this I completed a fine art degree in painting at City & Guilds of London Art School. Since then I have painted and exhibited continuously. In 2004 I had my first solo show with The Russell Gallery and was nominated for the Villiers David Award.


I currently live and have a studio in south-east London where I paint most days. As well as being a devoted oil painter I continue to diversify my practice through video and photography. Each discipline is a means to explore notions of reality and our experience of it. I am interested in collaborating with artists, galleries and curators.


Press

The Artist June 2004
total:spec July 2007


Awards

2004: Shortlisted for the Villiers David Award.
1997: The Jeremy Haworth Trust Award For Painting.
1997: The Chadwyck-Healey Prize For Painting.


Art Education

1997: City & Guilds of London Art School, Fine Art Painting Diploma.
1994: Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Foundation Diploma.

Murals

The Millennium Mural Project, Millennium School, Greenwich. Working with children on an ambitious 4x 100 ft Panoramic painting of the local area and historic \Greenwich
Sea Life Mural, Paediatric Ward, St Georges Hospital, Tooting Broadway. 1998

Public Collections

1997: DFES

Teaching & Tuition

2014 - 2015 : Drawing skills art tutor ( ages 7 - 13 yrs ) at The Conservatoire, Blackheath, London.

2014 - 2015 : IPad art tutor ( +18 yrs ) at The Conservatoire, Blackheath, London.

2014 - 2015 : Portraiture and Self Portraiture art tutor ( +18 yrs ) at The Conservatoire, Blackheath, London.

2011 - 2015 : Art tutor at St Winifred’s Junior School, Lee, London.

2012 - 2013 : Art tutor at Baring school, Lee, London.



Solo Shows

2010: ’Screen’, The Russell Gallery, London.
2008: ‘Back to the Beginning”, The Russell Gallery, London.
2006: ‘New Works’, The Russell Gallery, London.
2005: ‘Vanishing Point’, The Russell Gallery, London.
2004: ‘Surface Tension’, The Russell Gallery, London.
2002: ‘New Paintings’, Sosho, Match Bar, East London.
2001: ‘Elemental’, Time Bar Gallery, Greenwich, London.
2000: ‘Horizons’, Time Bar Gallery.

Selected Group Shows

2015 : Russell Gallery Summer Show, Putney, London
2015 : Artplu.com, Shanghai
2015 : Geedon Gallery Spring Show, Essex.
2013 : Art4Uganda, Blackheath

2013: Geedon Gallery Spring Exhibition
2012: Lee Green OPen Studios
2011: Corte Real Gallery, Paderne, Portugal
2011: Stark Gallery, Canterbury.
2010: Modern English, Cream Contemporary Art, Stanstead.
2010: Spring Exhibition, Geedon Gallery, Colchester.
2008: Summer show, The Russell Gallery, London.
2008: ‘Seven Artists, Seven Sculptures’, Geedon Gallery, Colchester.
2007: 20/21 London International Art Fair, Royal College of Art.
2007: Chelsea Art Fair, The Russell Gallery , London.
2007: Chase Art Fair, RCA, London.
2007: Lee Open Studios, Lee, London.
2006: Christmas Show, The Russell Gallery, London
2006: Lee Open Studios, Lee, London
2006: Chase Art Fair, RCA, London
2006: The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea,The Russell Gallery,  London
2006: Autumn Exhibition, Geedon Gallery, Essex
2006: The Summer Show, The Russell Gallery, London
2006: Art For Life, Cancer UK, Christies,  London
2005: Christmas Show, The Russell Gallery,  London
2005: Chase Art Fair, RCA,  London
2005: The Affordable Art Fair, The Russell Gallery,  London
2005: Summer Show, The Russell Gallery,  London
2005: Art For Life, Cancer UK, Christies,  London
2004: Christmas Show, The Russell Gallery,  London
2004: The Affordable Art Fair, The Russell Gallery, Battersea,  London
2004: Summer Show, The Russell Gallery,  London
2004: Landscape, Mark Jason, London
2004: RBA annual exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London
2004: Art For Life,Cancer UK, Christies, London
2003: Christmas Show, The Russell Gallery, London
2003: Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
2002: Christmas Show, Mark Jason, New Bond Street, London
2002: The Osbourne Studio Gallery, Belgravia, London
2002: Young Masters Atlanta, Georgia Schley Ritchie, Atlanta, USA
2002: Art For Youth, The Mall Galleries, London
2002: Summer Exhibition, Pond Galleries, Clappham, London
2002: Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
2001: Art For Youth, The Mall Galleries, London
2001: The Affordable Art Fair, Art Star & Corman Arts
2000: Young Masters Atlanta, Atlanta, USA
2000: The Great Escape, Art For Offices, Pearsons Main Office, London
2000: The Affordable Art Fair, Art Star, Battersea, London
2000: Art For Youth, The Mall Galleries, London
1999: The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
1999: Art For Youth, The Mall Galleries, London
1998: Art For Youth, The Mall Galleries, London
1998: Winter Show, Gallery Focus, New Malden, Surrey
1997: Young Masters, Wills Art Warehouse
1997: Degree Show, City & Guilds of London Art School, London