Have been exhibiting since being kicked out of Art School in 1982, earlier works were painted furniture with a bit of performance art thrown in. Moved out to the garden and painted images of topiary hedges then onto landscapes in oil, a small series of Lake Wyndamere in 2006. Falling ill in 2010 but continued to work, a large series of small still lifes kept the momentum going, continuing on the current series of doily paintings onto wooden bowls. Landscape Photography, installation works and keeping happy being an Artist living and working in Kandos.
Primarily a figurative painter working in Gouache which is applied to wooden surfaces, not square as I need a variety of shapes for my images to work. Small still lifes of objects that represent as aspect from one’s life, ie a Gun from WW1 which relates to a past relative or the realization that weapons in modern day civilisation should not exist. The red enamel tea pot from a childhood memory and all things that are shiny and pretty. Heavy on the detail, using tiny brushes that push myself to achieve that perfect image, but close to photo realism. These works are small although the gun was added to a much larger work later on. It’s all about the intimacy of smaller works that I am much more comfortable with.
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019