1982–1987 King’s College School, Wimbledon and Camberwell School of Art, England
1988–1991 Apprenticeships in Zaragoza, Spain and Havana, Cuba
1992 Graduated from Northumbria University, England - Fine Art (BA Hons)
1992 Won the Royal Academy Richard Ford Award
1997-2000 Mercury Gallery, London; solo show in 2000 "Rowers"
2005 Shire Pottery Gallery, Alnwick, Northumberland (solo) "The TideCatcher"
2010–2011River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, UK (solo) "Wind & Fire, Earth & Space, Water"
2011-2020 Lloyds Private Bank, Mayfair (solo) "The Hill Street Hang"
2017 Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, Durham University (solo) "Familiarity and Mystery"
2020 Brocket Gallery (solo) "The Isolation Series"
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
"Roses" is painted with immediacy, bringing the temperate late-summer flowers from the garden, fresh into the studio. And that immediacy is transferred to "Pelota" which is viewing a brief moment from a grainy, tropical history. The desire to capture a passing moment, that sense of uncertainty, is often why I paint; where freshness can meet graininess. During the summer, with all its changes, I learnt how each rose has a different character with the leaves providing a framework for the period of time spent painting, when roses need replacing. Time, as a theme, surrounds the central figure in "Pelota", who is about to strike a ball with his hand; a common sight around Old Havana where I was apprenticed in 1991 and where I shot some Super8 film that to me is like treasure, still...
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