Born 1958 in Derbyshire, England
Studied at Derby College of Art - Foundation Course
University of London, College of Art, Farnham – B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Painting
“Portfolio Fine Arts Gallery”, London
“Garden of Flora”, Arts Council (touring exhibition)
One Man Show – Nottingham Castle Museum
“British Artists Show”, London
One Man Show –“ 5 Dryden Street Gallery”, London
“Cadogan Gallery”, London
“Cerelean Zing Gallery”, London
Mermaid Theatre , London
“Works on Paper “, Frame Express Exhibition, London
Pastel Society Annual Exhibitions 1987 – 1991
“The Icehouse Gallery”, London
“Staircase Gallery”, London
Gallery artist for:
“The Original Picture Shop”, London
“Charlotte Lampard Gallery”, London;
“Zella 9 Gallery”, London
Also exhibited at “Yallingup Gallery”, Western Australia
Became a Master Handcolourist for "Editions Alecto", a fine art etching studio. In conjunction with the Natural History Museum in London, worked on their project to edition the complete, original etching plates of the “Banks Florilegium”, the botanical study made by Joseph Banks on his voyages with Captain Cook. Only a small sample of these etching plates had ever been printed and this was the first time many of them had been seen since their conception over two hundred years ago. A collection of these etchings is on permanent display at the Museum of Australia, Canberra and displayed along the corridors of the Parliament House in Canberra.
Subsequently, went on to work on the re-edition of six of the original etching plates from Audubon’s “Birds of America” from the nineteenth century. A copy of this title had reached fame in 1984 for having made the record for being the most expensive book in the world at auction. This new project was a collaboration between the studio and the Natural History Museum in New York.
1990 became a Resident Artist at the Kew Studios, London.
My aim is to convey what I find interesting in a landscape. I don’t intend to achieve a topographical representation but more of an impression. It’s lyrical qualities, it’s colour , patterns and shapes. I use the landscape as a springboard for a painting.