Purchasing, owning and living with an original work of art is an exciting
and extremely personal experience. It is also both satisfying and fulfilling,
a way of seeing the world differently, seeing yourself differently, provoking
hidden feelings, stimulating your senses and your mind, let alone uniquely
transforming an area of your home to one that you can truly be proud of.
Art should be viewed, pondered, admired, exhibited, carefully scrutinised,
and to benefit to the fullest extent possible, it should be understood
from the perspective of its creator - the Artist. This is obviously not
always quite as simple as it seems. "The excellence of every art
is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeables evaporate, from
their being in their close relationship with beauty and truth." My
website and exhibitions should hopefully be a friendly and enjoyable place
to look at some of my artwork, whether you buy it or not.
I am a British national, born in 1961, and based in North Devon, UK. I
have always had a flair for pencil and chalk drawing, and began oil painting
at the age of 12. Fortunately, I enjoyed early regional competition success
and media publicity for my work. Following completion of advanced art
studies and graduation in 1983, with a passion to travel, I initially
pursued a career in engineering as a design consultant with various International
architectural design companies. However, I have recently returned to art
and now my paintings are proudly displayed in the residences of private
My passion for figurative painting, influenced and inspired by the works
of many classical fine arts painters, from Bouguereau to Modigliani, has
helped me develop a true sense of realism and convey both mood and atmosphere
in my work. I believe that the nude in particular is undoubtedly the ultimate
natural subject in purity of form.
In the words of Oscar Wilde: "The pleasure that one has in creating
a work of art is a purely personal pleasure, and it is for the sake of
this pleasure that one creates. The artist works with his eye on the object.
Nothing else interests him. What people are likely to say does not even
occur to him. He is fascinated by what he has in hand. He is indifferent
to others. If my work pleases the few, I am gratified. If it does not,
it causes me no pain."
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