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About

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I am a contemporary landscape painter living and practicing near Stroud in South West England.  Landscape painting helps me reflect on my emotional relationship with nature.  From the beauty of sublime landscapes and serenity found within the natural environment to the anxiety felt about the impact of the climate crisis these responses are all present in my work.

Plein air sketches, small gouache paintings and altered photography form the basis of my visual diaries.  These act as an aide memoire in the studio.  Since I was a small child, I have had a strong imagination and this is my sixth sense in painting.

I love the alchemy of oil painting and use an intuitive approach, exploring techniques and process.  I distil moments in place and time into works that bridge the gap between the figurative and the abstract 

Biography

In 2004 I graduated from Bradford Art College with a Fine Art degree (BA first class hons).   

At college I won second prize in the Last Cawthra Feather undergraduate art competition.  In 2018  I took a year's professional development course at Newlyn School of Art.  I was longlisted for the first Jackson's oil painting competition and a finalist in the Creates Gallery competition in 2021.

2023

Winter Exhibition, Parabola Centre, Cheltenham 30th October - 19th December

Living from Art, Parabola Centre, Cheltenham 23rd - 29th October

Summer Show, The Sanctuary Gallery, Newnham 21st July - 1st September

Nature Walk Solo Show,  The Gardens Gallery, Cheltenham  24th-30th May

Worcester Open Climate Change Edition, The Art House, Worcester,

12th January-17th February

2022

Winter Show, Settings Gallery, Three Storeys, Nailsworth, 13th December- 21st January

Open Studio 4th December

Small Works Exhibition, Spring Gallery Cheltenham, 1st-23rd December

Living from Art, Parabola Centre, Cheltenham, 25th -29th October

Anniversary Exhibition, South Square Gallery, Bradford, 5th August-2nd October

Summer Show Frampton, 24th June -2nd July

Select Arts Trail, Guest Artist at Three Storeys, Nailsworth, 14th - 15th & 21st - 22nd May

The Landscape - Gallery 16 Cheltenham, 7th - 17th May

Our World - Gallery 16 Cheltenham, 24th March - 6th April

2021

Small Works Show - Spring Gallery Cheltenham, 2nd - 23rd December

Open Studios September and November

Finalist in the Creates Gallery National Art Competition

Finalists Exhibition, Creates Gallery, Monmouth 13th February - 29th March

2020

Cornucopia - Red Dot Gallery, Painswick. 11th September - 3rd November

Flights of Fancy - Red Dot Gallery, Painswick. 10th June - 8th August

Environmental Crisis Exhibition - Science and Art, Gerald Moore Gallery, London

13th February - 14th March

2019

Far and Near, Red Dot Gallery, Painswick, November (solo)

Pop Up exhibition, Camberley, October

Residency Brisons Veor, September

Cast Summer Show, Stroud.  August

Summer Collection, Babylon Gallery, Ely.  July, August

'Open', The Old Passage, Arlingham.  July - December

Stroud Open Studios.  May

2018

'Aquarium',  PZ Gallery, Penzance.  November

Chapel House, Penzance.  March - July

'Calm',  Nailsworth Natural Health Clinic. March (Solo)

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