Born in Newbury,
Berkshire in 1964 I spent almost all my early life in Essex and Kent,
most of my childhood being spent on livestock farms.
In 1986 I completed a degree in English Studies at Sunderland University
which developed my lifelong love of Shakespeare.
I have lived in Kent since 1990 and prior to that lived in London and
At present I paint while maintaining a part time job in Marketing in Maidstone,
My style is largely expressionist in style and I am heavily influenced
by the Fauves, German Expressionists and early Renaissance painters. In
my work at present I am exploring a series of paintings based on the absurd
and surreal, which followed a visit to Prater Park in Vienna in the Winter,
an experience which was both sinister and comic.
1978 – Brentwood County High School, Essex
1978 – 1980 – The Park School, Rayleigh, Essex
1980 – 1983 – Chelmsford College of Further Education, Essex
1983 – 1986 – Sunderland Polytechnic ( now University) BA
1990 – 1991 – KIAD, Maidstone, Kent: Foundation Diploma in
Art & Design (Merit)
July – Putney, London : A joint exhibition with Sara Pes
2006 – July – West Malling Library : Solo exhibition of landscapes
2006 – August – Maidstone Craft Centre : Flower Paintings
2007 – Feb – March – Oad Street Craft Centre : Landscapes
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