About

I  have always drawn and painted. And for quite some time my aim has been to draw and paint how I see and make that magical transformation onto the flat surface of canvas or paper.

When I left St Martin’s School of Art I did other things too – worked with performance, filmmaking,..  which help me now with my little movies. Please do look at my Bio if you would like to see what these were and where they have taken me.

This site is about my painting, right now and more recent influences. I hope that you find it engaging and interesting.

It may be possible to make prints to order. If you would like this please send me an email.

I  have always drawn and painted. And for quite some time my aim has been to draw and paint how I see and make that magical transformation onto the flat surface of canvas or paper.

When I left St Martin’s School of Art I did other things too – worked with performance, filmmaking,..  which help me now with my little movies. Please do look at my Bio if you would like to see what these were and where they have taken me.
This site is about my painting, right now and more recent influences. I hope that you find it engaging and interesting.

It may be possible to make prints to order. If you would like this

please send me an emai

My training

  • 2018 – Art Renewal Center – Finalist
  • 2018 – Guildford Arts
  • 2017 – Selected for Annual Show Royal Society of Portrait Painters
  • 2016 – Affordable Art Fair Battersea
  • 2016 – SAOS Open Studios
  • 2010 – Bologna Art Fair

Training

  • 2010-2013 Angel Academy, Florence 4 year diploma program in
    Classical Realist Painting
  • 2004-2009 Angel Academy, Florence workshops
  • 2001-2004 Prince’s Drawing Studio life/figure studies
  • 1973 St Martins School of Art Advanced Painting & Filmmaking
  • 1969 St Martins School of Art Dip AD Fashion & Design
  • 1968 Epsom School of Art Foundation Studies
  • 1967 Epsom School of Art Vocational Fashion & Design

Selected Painting Exhibition

Opening my studio has been an invaluable way of showing what I am working on.

It punctuates a body of work that may be in progress or may be complete as it encourages one to step back for a moment, and to gauge interest and reactions.

I have done it throughout my career and shall certainly continue.

  • 2010-13 various juried shows:
    Palazzo Tornabuoni, Florence, Angel Academy, Museo Annigoni, Florence
  • 2009 Open Studio, Dunsfold, Surrey
    Showing of new commission Jenny Hugo & Max and preview of
    Feral Courtesans
  • Selections of other exhibitions 1997 – 2008:
    • Cranleigh Arts Centre, Year of the Arts Residency exhibition
    • Lewis Elton Gallery, UniS, Guildford, Portraits & Figures, Riverhouse Gallery,
    • Walton-on-Thames Seeing Faces
    • Street Gallery, Farnham Drawing exhibition and storytelling
    • Orleans House, Richmond Figure & Face
    • Bank Gallery, Chobham Solo show of still life paintings and collages
    • Petworth House Gallery Solo show of landscapes, still life paintings and drawings
    • Century Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
  • Selection from 1975 – 92
    • National Theatre, London Solo show
    • Whitechapel Gallery, London Open show
    • South Hill Park, Bracknell, Solo show creating – Portraits “While You Wait”
    • Gimpel Fils, London Group exhibition & 2 person show
    • Jonleigh Gallery, Wonersh, Group show
    • Century Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Solo show
    • Century Gallery, Datchett, Group Show
    • Open Studio, Guildford, Own studio exhibition

Painting Awards

  • 2000-01 South East Arts ‘Year of the Artist’ Residency – paintings,
    drawings and talk based Italian Renaissance. Dunsfold Church
    and Cranleigh Arts Centre.

Collections & Portrait Commissions

  • Portrait commissions from 2000 onwards including large scale portraits for the London / Paris art dealer René Gimpel of his family.
  • Paintings, drawings and relief wall pieces in private collections in USA, Australia, Europe & England.

Filmmaking / Performance & Exhibition

  • 2016 Tate Britain as a previous member of London Filmmakers’ Coop
  • 50 Year Anniversary presentation/screening BFI Southbank LFMC 50 year Anniversary screening program
  • 2002 Works at Central / St Martins Film Resource Centre
  • 2002-4 ‘Shoot Shoot Shoot’ Film Resource Centre
  • 2002 ‘Shoot Shoot Shoot’ Tate Modern, London – screening and program
    presentation
  • 2001 Live in Your Head – Portugal
  • 2000 Live in Your Head – Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • 1975-82 Member of London Filmakers Coop
  • Arnolfini, Bristol
  • Acme Gallery, London
  • ICA, London
  • National Film Theatre, London
  • Hayward Gallery, London
  • Extensive touring and film presentation in England, Europe, USA and Canada One of the initial ‘Filmmakers on Tour’ Arts Council scheme

Film Awards

  • Arts Council, British Council, British Film Institute to make collaborative work ‘Black and Silver’ with William Raban

Teaching

  • Winchester School of Art
  • St Martins School of Art
  • Wolverhampton Polytechnic
  • Epsom School of Art
  • Goldsmiths College Open private classes, Surrey