About / CV

I have always had an interest in art both from a practical perspective and from an analytical viewpoint. This lead me to study Art History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where I took great interest in learning about, and viewing the work of a variety of artists. This background in artistic study has enhanced my understanding of the artistic process as well as providing focus for my own work.

The principal starting point for my work, as with many artists, is trying to create something that is original and engaging to the viewer. Much of my work is based around traditional and recognisable formats such as a landscape or a still life. However within that context I have sometimes experimented with placing an object or series of objects that are not so easily familiar or imply a sense of narrative – something that challenges the viewer to ask the question what is it? Or what’s happening here?

I enjoy working in a variety of styles, some more abstract than others. Since returning to the UK in 2011 I have mainly been working on simplified, flat colour images, that are influenced by printing more than painting. Living on the Dorset coast provides a great deal of inspiration so quite often the subject matter is of local scenes or still lifes that relate to where we live.

I hope you enjoy my work. Please send me a message via the contact page if you would like to know more about any of the paintings, or want to discuss a commission.

Curriculum Vitae
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Education
1997 - 2001 Art History MA, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

2010
Solo Show - Raglan Old School Arts Centre, Raglan, New Zealand.
Gallery representation with Parnell Gallery, Auckland and Soul Gallery, Hamilton, New Zealand.

2011
Palace Art Fair - Fulham Palace, London.

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