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Personal Statement 


“I am often inspired by the specific beauty of an organic form be it a nasturtium picked from the allotment or a particularly handsome fig at the market. My way of expressing my response to these objects is through drawing and painting.
The considered setting up of a still life is a crucial part of the process. I focus on the objects themselves, how they relate to each other and the space in which they sit. When painting I pursue the development of the these relationships through constant looking, contemplating, redrawing and colour adjusting.” 


!978-81      Fine Art Degree at Camberwell School of  Art, London

1977          Byam Shaw School of Art, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

20-21       New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

2019          Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford. From Where I Stand.

                  Jerram Gallery, Dorset, with Malcolm Ashman RBA  

2011-18     Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

2009          Het Cleyne Huys, Den Haag, Holland, with Michiel Schrijver

1994-05     Solomon Gallery, Dublin

1993-96     Cadogan Contemporary, London

1992-19      New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

1988-90      Austin Desmond Fine Art, Sunninghill

Selected Group Exhibitions

20-21      Best of British, The Gallery, Holt, Norfolk

               SPG Annual Exhibition, Piers Feetham Gallery, London

2019        Assemble, Tregony Gallery, After Nyne Gallery, Holland Park, London

                Contemporary Artists Summer Show, Belgrave St Ives, Cornwall

                Promenade, Tregony Gallery, Tregony, Truro, Cornwall

                Observations, Highgate Contemporary Art, London

                Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester, Hants            

2018        Garden Exhibition, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

2015-18   Tregony Gallery, Tregony, Truro, Cornwall

                Belgrave St ives, Cornwall

                Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester, Hants

                Jerram Gallery, Sherborne,Dorset

                Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

2015        40 Years of Painting, Camberwell Students and Teachers, St Ives

2014        Still life Exhibition, Jerram Gallery, Sherborne,Dorset

2011        Painters and Potters, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham

2010        Still-life and Landscape, Seascape Gallery, Surrey

Selected Open Exhibitions

2020      RBA, Mall Galleries, London

               ROI, Mall Galleries, London

2019       RBA, Mall Galleries, London

                NEAC, Mall Galleries, London

2015-18   RBA Mall Galleries

                ROI  Mall Galleries

                NEAC Mall Galleries

2015/10   Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries

2012/97   Jerwood Drawing Competition Exhibition

2008/9     Art for Youth, Oxford

1998        Artist and Model, Bishops Palace, Chichester




Contemporary Art Collection, AIB, Dublin

Many private collections in the UK and abroad.




1981   3rd Prize Magnolia National Landscape Competition

1985   Finalist W&N Young Artist Award

1986   Winner W&N Young Artist Award

2019   Gordon Hulson Memorial Award, RBA Exhibition

2019   Elected as a member to the Royal Society of British Artists RBA

2021   Elected as a member of the Small Paintings Group. SPG




2018  October : The Artist Magazine

2017  September :  Artist and illustrator

2016  You Tube, Interview A Closer Look 

2015  January Discover Art

2010  December Artist and Illustrators Magazine

2010  November, Saturday Times, 

          Dictionary of British Art, 20th Century Painters and Sculptors


Teaching and Workshops


2019       November, A Closer Look at Colour, with Josie Eastwood Gallery, Winchester

2019       Art Unbound, Painswick Rococco Gardens, Workshop

2018       On Form Exhibition, Workshop

               Week long Workshop, Olivier Art, France

2014 onwards   Workshops at Sunningwell School of Art, Oxford

2014 onwards   Teaching at Sunningwell School of Art, Oxford

2012-15   Demonstrator at Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxon

2012-15   Workshops for Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxon