My work is mainly landscape based, concentrating on the fells around my home and other areas visited.
Colour is important to me, the mountains can change from one second to the next and these fleeting changes often lift the whole landscape, and that of the painting in return. Sometimes it is clear that the abstract qualities of the paint are as relevant to me as the representation of the original image. I like to keep an element of experimentation in my work to keep the paintings fresh and not get too concerned about any one particular component or process. My paintings are constantly changing and this is important in my work. The figures that often occur in my paintings, are very much a part of the landscape. Sometimes they are a small part of the painting and at other times the main focus.
1989-92 – BA Hons Fine Art, Falmouth School of Art
2016 Northern Lights Gallery - Spring
2015 Biscuit Factory, Newcastle - 'Spring Show'
2013 Northern Lights Gallery - September
2011 Upfront Gallery 'Land and Sea'
2011 Farfield Mill, Sedbergh - 'Landscape Expressions'
2010 Lowes Court Gallery 'Bold and Bright' Aug - Sept
2010 'Mountain Magic' OCG Arts March - May
2009 Brantwood - Severn Studio July – August
2008/07/05/02 Northern Lights Gallery, Keswick
2006 Upfront Gallery, Nr Penrith
2005 Anstey Galleries, Harrogate
2000/03 Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
1993 Queens Hall, Edinburgh
Group Exhibitions and Events
2016 Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition (Rheged) Peoples Choice Award
2015 OCG arts - 21 Years Exhibition
2014 Rheged Adventures Exhibition
2012-2016 C-Art Open Studios, Cumbria
2011Cumbrian Open Show, Upfront Gallery (prize winner)
Selected Group Exhibitions 1990-2010
Art in Eden, Studio Tour 2002-2009
Lake Artists Exhibition, Grasmere
Manchester Art Show (Pinfold Gallery)
Penwith Gallery, St. Ives
Royal Scottish Academy of Arts, Annual Exhibition
Richard Childs Gallery, Oban
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
Whiteleys of Bayswater, London
Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow
Impressions of Nepal, Upfront Gallery
Pinfold Gallery, Bowness
'Arts Alive' Cumbria Year of the Arts, Keswick
Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth
Cumbrian Open Show, Upfront Gallery
High Ground, Northern Lights, Keswick
Gossipgate Gallery, Alston, 'Hills of the North'
'Fresh Art' Business Design Centre, London