My association with Devon began with holidays to my godfather near Ipplepen when I was very young. I studied at Exeter University and was fortunate to discover the Exe estuary and spent a memorable year living in Lympstone. This cemented my love of painting and painting light on water.
In 1998 I was introduced to Robert Lenkiewicz in Plymouth who agreed to teach me. My book ‘Lessons with Lenkiewicz’ (2013) is an account of this experience which includes details of the lessons themselves in diary form. Later I became a trustee of The Lenkiewicz Foundation for several years.
My varied output includes paintings on canvas, watercolours and etchings. Whilst certain subjects proliferate - portraits, ‘found portraits’, anything with water - I am also exploring colour theory as well as a purely imaginative world where metaphor is central to the expression of the human condition.
I established my Studio Gallery in Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth in 2015 and I run a weekly Portrait Clinic there.
I have exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London in both the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual exhibition. In 2018, I was shortlisted for the Jacksons Art Competition and was invited to exhibit at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead. I recently exhibited at The Exeter Show at the Maynard School raising money for the Young Minds charity.
Over the years I have carried out portrait commissions and dance commissions as I am an active member of the Argentine tango community. My paintings have been purchased internationally.
The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts
Registered Charity No. 1087350
Company Registration No. 4243361
A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales
Web site by Design Timbre