Living by the sea in St Leonards has opened up a whole new horizon…
Originally from Cheshire, I lived as a pioneer for 20 years in Milton
Keynes (as far inland as you can get in England) and moved to live by the sea
I did my Foundation Course at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham followed by
a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at Preston Polytechnic when it was at the Storey
Institute in Lancaster.
My first exhibition was a sell-out, selected by Adrian Henri for the
Serpentine Summer Show in 1981.
I continue to show in various galleries and non gallery spaces and have
work in several private and corporate collections.
I describe myself as a painter printmaker as both processes inform my
The sea, the sea, the sea and everyday objects that wash up in my studio
are a constant inspiration. I can’t resist a rusty enamel jug!
My current work explores a theme of Vessels; both ancient amphorae and
abandoned boats. Perhaps they are on the sea bed, full of treasure waiting to
be discovered or ghost ships slowly disintegrating in the underwater world.
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