Basically I am, and have been for over a half-century, a figurative painter. Looking at my back catalogue, I can see that the subject matter and my treatment of it has been changing more than I had supposed. These days I am drawn towards the opportunities presented by the essential elements of my local landscape; the spinneys of birch, the arch-typical Breckland rows of gnarled pines, and the vast, silent conifers of Thetford Forest. These provide me with a seemingly never-ending supply of ideas.
I enjoy the challenges of deconstructing, of reconstructing, and the magic of finding out what happens. Just occasionally, I will present myself with the challenge to produce a work in a totally different style, a leap in the dark, let’s see what happens! Painting is one continuous voyage of discovery and self-discovery.
Gallery (click to view)
Studied at the City of Norwich School and Norwich College of Art, trained as a Lithographic Artist at Jarrolds, retiring in 1994 from a career in printing and publishing, to concentrate on painting and music. Gaining first prize at the Eastern Open resulted in interest and shows in galleries around East Anglia and London’s Mall Galleries.
A founder-member and former chair of Breckland Artists.
The old King’s Head, Brockdish
Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich
Breckland Artists: Wymondham Arts Centre
Artworks, Blackthorpe Barn
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