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Born in London in 1963, I studied for a BA in Fine Art at the Norwich school of Art in the eighties, but did not return to painting in a serious manner until 2005; then circumstances and family events prevented me from properly committing myself to my Art until early 2013.
Portraiture and life painting have been my favoured subjects for a number of years. In 2013 I decided to revisit my “Relationships Series” of paintings, and it has since become the main focus of my work.

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I have always been interested in the relationship between the artist, the model and the viewer. The “Relationships Series” has evolved from a number of figure studies that I was working on from 2005. With this work I am attempting to explore the relationships between two figures within a composition, in both a spatial and an emotional sense, whilst also looking at the idea of nudity, as distinct from nakedness. I became fascinated with how the addition of a second figure within a composition transforms these relationships, often introducing that sense of nakedness – compelling the viewer to install a narrative, regardless of the Artist’s design; the emotional or psychological relationship between the figures almost writes itself.

Upcoming:

Stomach III, Hoxton Arches, London, 9th December.

2017:
“10th annual Human Form Show”, Hilliard Gallery, Kansas City, USA
2016:
“Angel Christmas Fair”, Candid Arts Trust, London, 3rd-4th December
“She Book Launch”, Unit 5 Gallery, London, 10th December
“Islington Art and Design Fair”, London
“The Nude”, Candid Arts Trust, London,
Hackney Wick and Fish Island Open Studios, Britannia Works
“SHE”, 47/49 Tanner Street, London, 30th-31st July
“24WA Studio Show”, Southend on Sea
“Hand Maid”, Hoxton Arches, London
2015:
“Kiss Me Quick”, Estuary Fringe, Southend
“New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition”, Brick Lane, London
“Figure & Portrait”, BAR Gallery, London NW2 5HT
“Punch” Sweet ‘Arts Summer Arts Festival, Espacio Gallery, London
“Estuary Fringe Festival” The Victoria, Southend-on-Sea
“Pure Painting” exhibition, B.A.R. gallery, London NW2 5HT
2014:
“Guilty Pleasures”, Juno, Shoreditch
“Introducing the Project Space Artists”, Project Space, Vyner Street, London
“Art does not go on holiday” Cultivate Evolved, Vyner St
Guest Artist, Cultivate Evolved, Vyner St.
Affordable Art Exhibition, Trispace Gallery;
Stomach#2, Hoxton Arches
‘Open Wall’ Exhibition at Façade – London Wall;
Finalist ArtGemini Prize, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
2013:
55th Essex Open;
2011:
53rd Essex Open.
2010:
Cork Street Open;
52nd Essex Open, Frank Todman Award for best portrait.
2009:
Compendium, a group exhibition at Courtyards Art Centre;
51st Essex Open.
2008:
Cork Street Open;
Braintree Open, Third Prize.
2007:
After Adam, a group show at Three Cups Gallery, Ely;
Hertfordshire Art Fair.
2006:
The Great Art Christmas Fair, Alexandra Palace;
Liberte dExpression, finalist;
Braintree Open, First Prize;
48th Essex Open.