My work is mainly contemporary, commission based figurative and semi-abstract
landscapes, initially I was influenced by the impressionists spontaneity
and use of colour. My aim is to capture the character of the sitter, their
mannerisms and facial expressions. The human face is the only part of
our anatomy that we cannot
hide and therefore presents our first impression of that person. The face
is a window to the soul, it conveys our emotions and life’s pains
and people go to great lengths to cover up psychologically and physically
Recently I have become interested in the subconscious memory, in these
works I am exploring movement and static
space searching for the illusion of light and combining this with a portrayal
of depth and texture.
1989 BBC Nationwide Contemporary Art – Finalist.
1990 PORC National Painting Competition- Commended
1991 PORC National Painting Competition, Oxford. 2nd prize
1991 PORC International Art Competition, Brussels. 2nd prize
1992 Laing National Art Exhibition – Finalist.
1993 PORC National Painting Competition – Commended
1995 PORC National Painting Competition - Commended
From 1983 to present time Ashton Arts Society annual exhibition.
1983 to 1988 Permanent display at Maureen Gullies Gallery, Wigan.
1988 to 1993 Permanent display The Coach House Gallery.
1987 Studio 77, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
1988 Studio 77, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
1992 The Laing National Art Exhibition, Salford Art Gallery,
1992 The Laing National Art Finalists Exhibition, Mall Galleries,
1997 Standish Arts Festival Exhibition, Church Street, Standish.
1996 Drumcroon Open Exhibition, Parsons Walk, Wigan
1998 St Helens Open.
1998 The Navigation, Appley Bridge, Standish.( group exhibition)
1999 The Observer Gallery, Rowbottom Square. (group exhibition)
2000 The Observer Gallery, Rowbottom Square. (group exhibition)
2003 St Mary’s Parish hall, Wigan.
2003 Stockport Open Exhibition.
Recent accepted as a member of NAPA, National Acrylic Painters Association.
Standish Art Festival.
Sefton Open, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Observer Gallery, Wigan. (One man show)
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University of Central Lancashire, Preston. (2nd year) : fine art
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