Born 1948 Newcastle England, self taught with studies in fine art at Ashington College and University of Northumbria Newcastle on Tyne. Worked mainly in oils from an early age, when paintings were realistic depictions of the Northumbrian Landscape. His work has changed and varied over the years from the representational through to the abstract. He has interests in the history and meaning of art and has travelled widely in Europe, with visits to India, Central and North America. He has exhibited over many years with work held by many collectors world-wide.
My work is directly related to how I feel,always evolving, the subject or a particular motif shifting as in a moving landscape of emotions, ideas, experiences and imagination.
The freedom to paint to interact without any set or formulated limitations is important to me. To let go.an outward expression a transitional process leaving space ahead for the spontaneous the unexpected.
I allow the work to develop,to come from itself as it were.
I aim for the entity of the painting that evokes the emotions and warrants investigation by the viewer..
Down by the Cove
70 x 67cm Oil on canvas 2014
Mall Galeries London, group exhibition. 2014
St Ives Art Society open exhibition 2013, 2012,
Casa Amarella, Faro Portugal 2013