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Born in London in 1954, I trained at Watford and Exeter Art Colleges but soon found myself investigating the techniques of the old masters rather than following the path of abstract expressionism and conceptual art practiced by many of my contemporaries.

I have worked as a professional artist for some 25 years, mainly doing commissioned work for interior design projects and private collectors. Commissions have come from as far afield as South Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, New York, Tokyo, Mexico and Somerset.

Recently I've been revisiting abstraction which I used to enjoy in my student days. What I've found is that it's all too easy to do abstraction badly and extremely difficult to do well. As Degas said “Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."

 

Exhibitions in which work was included and solo exhibitions:

The Intercontinental, Jimberan, Bali. (one man show)
Arta Jaya Gallery, Ubud, Bali. (artist in residence)
Wayan Sriani Gallery, Ubud, Bali.
Sari Gallery, Peliatan, Bali. (artist in residence)
Bali Mystique, Petitengit, Bali. (one man show)
The Oberoi, Bali. (one man show)
Hayoka Centre, Swansea. (one man show)
International Trade Centre, Dubai. (one man show)
Dassin Gallery, West Hollywood. California.
Racing Museum Dubai.
Art Market Frome Festival.
Craft Centre, Nunney Fayre.
First View Gallery, Stourhead, Wiltshire.
The Georgian Group, Fitzroy Square, London.
Addison Ross Gallery, London.
Chepstow Racecourse (one man show)
Bath Reference Library (one man show)
Victoria Art Gallery, Bath.
Moles Café, Bath.

Commissioned work from clients including:

The Bath Spa Hotel, Bath UK.
Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
Trust House Forte.
The Westcliff, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Keswick Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa.
Orient Express Hotels.
The Georgian Club, Tokyo, Japan.
Café Mama, Richmond, London.
Coutts Bank, London.

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