Education: Mansfield College of Art. Maidstone College of Art. Royal Academy Schools. GlosCAT Fellow.

Awards and Commissions: Royal Academy Scholarship. David Murray Landscape Scholarship. Royal Academy Premium Printmaking Award. Bank of New Zealand commissions (London & Wellington). Works in the collection of The Nuffield Institute.

Selected Exhibitions: 2001-2002 Smarden Art Gallery, Kent. 2003,04,05 One man Shows Kimbolton Castle 2005 The Norman Cross Art Gallery, Peterborough. Anderson Gallery, Burford. Burlington Fine Art, London W1. Martins Gallery, Cheltenham. The Penzance Art Gallery. 2006 Norman Cross Art Gallery. Penzance Art Gallery Martins Gallery, Cheltenham. Burlington Fine Art.  The Framery, Kimbolton. 2007 Chappel Galleries, Essex. Penzance Art Gallery. Red Rag Gallery, Stow on the Wold. 2008 Contre-Jour, solo show, Chappel Galleries, Essex. Whitakers Gallery, Lechlade. 2009 Winter and Summer shows of Gallery Artists, Chappel Galleries, Essex. 2010 January show – Gallery Artists, Chappel Galleries. Kimbolton Castle – solo exhibition. 2011 – Wingfield Barnes, Suffolk RA Schools Alumni. 2012 – Harley Gallery, Welbeck Estate, Solo Show Bedford School. In addition to the above I also work increasingly on commissions which more recently have been sight specific. "013: Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Thoresby Hall Gallery and The Yarrow Gallery, Oundle.

In addition to the above and previous to 2000 I also exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts on numerous occasions, The Redfern Gallery, Christies, Lumley Cazalet and Rye Art Gallery – amongst others.

All of the paintings are quite detailed and always seek to capture a particular aspect of a natural light. The subjects of the paintings usually focus on landscape subjects found in England and more recently Germany. I recently made several visits to Germany in search of the places and views associated with C. D. Friedrich. This lead on to a great deal of work and a show based upon the places he lived and painted: a most humbling and enlightening experience and one which is still the source of new work. Whilst each painting has a clear idea and visual purpose, there is space enough for the viewer to explore and imagine. The paintings often allude to a sense of distance, drawing the eye of the viewer in to this painted world.

 “My landscapes are careful representations of specific places and the paintings seek to tap into the essence of each location, producing a distilled image, recreating far more than just a likeness: where the light not only illuminates the subject but also becomes the subject.”

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