I studied Fine Art at Portsmouth College of Art and later continued in Rome & Florence;
this lead to my living and working in the Mediterranean for most of my life.
I achieved some reputation as a miniaturist with exhibitions throughout Spain & in London’s Burlington Arcade. Subjects were mostly from nature; most subjects were portraits, all highly detailed using triple zero brushes. I was using watercolours on gesso which was later protected with special varnish and wax.
From 1982, I started painting full size in oils on canvases and boards with my first solo show in 1983 in Ibiza. In 1990 I had my first solo show at the Portal Gallery in Bond Street. London. U.K. The subjects were evocative, surreal and detailed; figurative paintings with creatures that exist (or maybe did once,) set in unlikely landscapes.
Other London shows followed in Bond Street, Kings Street, St James, and the Redchurch Gallery, East End. I was participating in Christies Wild Life Art Sales, South Kensington. These were particularly successful, especially my multiples, (4 or 6 panels per painting) depicting the wild life subjects, always in paradise. The first year of these Auctions was exhibited in the Natural History Museum, South Kensington prior to the sale. The Christies Wildlife Art Auctions came to an end after the year 2000.
I have exhibited in Chicago U.S.A., plus Madrid, Salamanca, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia and Ibiza in Spain.
My paintings are in collections worldwide including the collection of the late Duchess of Alba.
In 1999 I built a studio in the Cotswold’s. Since 2010 I have been living there, painting full time and was running a weekly Art class.
Now I am enjoying the freedom of being able to paint atmospheric landscapes in oil on linen or canvas and prefer larger sizes. My latest works are loosely based on the landscapes that have been a major part of my life. I am also working in pastels for the first time
I stretch and prepare all the supports in traditional methods.
Paintings range from 3 metres to 10 cm.