My paintings are displayed on the walls of my house and weather conditions permitting there will also be some paintings on view in my garden. Anyone wishing to see my work with covid security in place may contact me on 01993 850139 or 7790699023 ar ant time.
At sixteen I studied at Sheffield College of Art before moving to London to the Slade School of Fine Art where I studied under Sir William Coldstream, Patrick George and a young Lucien Freud. In the 1950s teaching drawing was paramount so for me drawing is fundamental to painting and this is reflected in my work. I always work directly from the subject matter either outdoors whatever the weather, or indoors in my studio and never work from photographs.
Throughout my career I have exhibited widely including the RA Summer Show, The West of England Academy, Birmingham Royal Society of Artists, and the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition in the Mall Gallery in 2016. I have also had several solo exhibitions in London, Birmingham, Oxford and Durham and my paintings are held in public collections listed in the Public Catalogue Foundation (www.bbc.co.uk/arts/your paintings)
Although frustrated not to paint in Blenheim or Fairford Church, or to paint on holiday as usual due to lockdown I have been fortunate to find inspiration in my garden and on the local allotments so the lockdown year has been surprisingly creative.