Born 19th July 1961 in London
Grew up in Margate Kent
Studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art.
30 May 2004 Elected to RBA
Commentary on Work
I would describe myself as a modern British Impressionist, working within the tradition of landscape
painting. I am mainly interested in architectural subjects and the effect of light in revealing the
nature of its structure and creating a mood or atmosphere. The subject matter I paint encompasses Mediterranean
landscapes to London’s urban skyline. My principal medium is oil paint although I also use watercolour
as a means of exploring ideas and making preparatory studies. Much of my work, at this time, is on a
larger scale as it is increasingly more studio based, using drawings and photographic reference and
occasionally small oil studies made in situ.
Generally, I have 5-6 main paintings that I am working on in my studio at one time, as ideas and elements,
that I am exploring, move between one piece to another. If I am unhappy with a picture, I will leave
it untouched and unseen for a while. Usually on returning to it later, problems can be resolved seeing
it in a fresh light. I work between a small studio space in London, where I formulate my ideas and a
larger studio in South West France, where I generally paint my larger pictures.
Exhibitions and Galleries
Royal Society of British Artists
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
New English Arts Club
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Royal Automobile Club, Centenary Art Prize (2011)
The Arts Club Prize at the RBA 2010 Exhibition
The Artists Magazine Prize at the RBA 2009 exhibition.
The Education Purchase Prize at the RBA 2006 exhibition.
The Daler-Rowney Award at the RBA 2005 exhibtion.
The Katherine William-Powlett Memorial Award in 1997 for a Watercolour at the 50th Anniversary Exhibition
Chelsea Arts Society. Chelsea Old Town Hall, London
The de Laszlo Medal at the RBA 2012 exhibition