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Biography

GREEN SEA  Mixed media on board 30x40cm
Originally I studied art at High Wycombe College of Art and Design, opting to specialise in graphic design. After working for a number of years both as an illustrator and designer, I later began a degree course in Fine Art at West Surrey College of Art and Design (now UCA) graduating in 1994. Then took post-graduate courses in printmaking at The London College of Communication.


All my work is either on the edge of abstraction or can be described as minimal abstraction. I rarely use only one painting technique and nearly all my work has involved mixed media for over 20 years. There is a meeting and dividing of both structured paintings and those that are rooted in a more open-ended approach. I find that many dormant ideas often re-surface and are reborn from other developing ones.
My work is primarily concerned with surface, structure and the material process in the search for something partially hidden - In the beginning there is play, formation and excavation that is precarious and uncertain, but somewhere along the way; after following a natural path of exploration and the germ of an idea - meaning may eventually emerge after the mysterious process of making.

My involvement with printmaking has influenced many aspects of my painting where the boundaries between the two disciplines become indistinct - the possibility of casting, stenciling and limited multiple surface impressions made by invented techniques come ever closer and meld with painterly forms. Text paintings have re-emerged from the printmaking work of the 90's and extensive early writing on "Words and Images".

"Creativity remains a mysterious but essential journey - with no end."




Paintings are shown both regionally and nationally and are held in both public and private collections.
Also exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on a number of occasions and in joint and solo shows with a number of London Galleries and also shows in Cork Street, London.

Prints have been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal West of England Academy, The National Print Exhibition and The Business Design Centre, London.




EXHIBITIONS 1994 – 2016

2016

A1 Gallery, Wells, Somerset.

"Sense of sound" The Riverside Gallery, Richmond upon Thames.

2014

Cerulean Contemporary Art Summer Exhibition
Freshford, Nr. Bath

Helen Green Design, London - interior design studio.

The Wow Gallery, Dorking, Surrey.

2013

Brighton Art Fair
The Corn Exchange, Brighton. Cerulean Contemporary Art.

Jane Fuest Gallery, West Street Alresford, Hampshire.

The Palace Art & Craft Fair London. Cerulean contemporary Art.

The Cork Street Open, The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, London.

The Wow Gallery, Dorking, Surrey.


2012

KD Fine Art, The Watts Gallery Compton, Surrey. Group 93.

The Wow Gallery, Dorking Surrey.

Shortlisted for the National Open, Chichester West Sussex.


2011

The Wow Gallery Dorking, Surrey.

“Light & Shade” Wheat Paddock Gallery, Freshford, Bath, Somerset.

"Pop up Art" Swan walk Horsham West Sussex

Group 93’ Denbies Picture Gallery, Denbies Wine Estate Dorking Surrey.

"Word and Image" Wordsouth Gallery, Havant Hampshire


2010

Farfield Mill Gallery - Exhibitions, Cumbria.


2009

Cork Street Open, The Gallery, Cork Street, & Gallery 27 Cork Street, London.

Studio Exhibition.

Katerina Gallery Horsham, West Sussex.


2008

Cerulean Blue Gallery Summer Exhibition, Bath.

Art-shed 2008 Cerulean Blue Gallery, Hertfordshire.

BCAF Battersea London.


2007

Cerulean Blue Gallery Launch, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey.

Gallery 40 Crawley West Sussex.

The Gallery, Shepherds Market, London - Group 93'.

Studio Christmas Exhibition.


2006

The Great Art Fair, Alexandra Palace, London.

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (painting)

AAF Battersea, London - Catherine Porter Gallery.

The Guildhall Gallery Winchester - Group 93'.

Untitled Gallery, Throgmorton Street, London.

The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair London.

Liberte’ dExpression, Candid Arts Trust Islington London.

Liberte’ dExpression, Barclays Headquarters, Canary Wharf, London.

Studio Christmas Exhibition.


2005 - Mosaic project - Public Arts Project.

Studio Christmas Exhibition.


2004

AAF Battersea London, Catherine Porter Gallery.

Capitol Arts Centre Horsham.

The Fountains Gallery, Hampton Court, Surrey - Group 93'.

On The Wall, The Grand Hall Olympia London - Catherine Porter Gallery.

RAG Open Studio exhibition Horsham West Sussex.


2003

The Maltings Gallery Farnham Surrey - Group 93'.

Studio Autumn Exhibition Horsham West Sussex.

Art in Offices - Unilever, Crawley West Sussex.


2002

The Sheridan Russell Gallery, Crawford Street, London.

Gallery 40, High Street Crawley West Sussex.

Studio Launch Exhibition Horsham West Sussex.

Studio Winter Exhibition Horsham West Sussex.

Art in Offices, Telos Prtners Ltd., Alexander House, Windsor.


2001

LCP Print Exhibition, City Bank, London.

Gallery 27’ Cork Street, London - Group 93'.

The Quaker Gallery, 2 St Martins Lane London.

Art in Offices, Telos Partners Ltd., Alexander House, Windsor.


2000

LCC Print exhibition, London.

Art in Offices, Telos Partners Ltd., Alexander House, Windsor.

The Gallery Handel House, Devizes Wiltshire - Group 93'.

Horsham Arts Centre, West Sussex, Print exhibition.


1999

Contemporary Art Exhibition NCH Action for Children, Battersea Park London.

The Guildhall Gallery Winchester - Group 93'

Borderlands Exhibition, Horsham Arts Centre, West Sussex.

Open Studio Exhibition Horsham.


1998

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London (2 paintings)

E1 Gallery London Art House, London.

The National Print Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London.

Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham Middlesex - Group 93.'

Open Studio Exhibition.


1997

The Royal West of England Academy (Print)

Art 97' Business Design Centre Islington, London. - Mina Renton Fine Art.

The Maltings Gallery Farnham, Surrey - Group 93'.


1996

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. (Print)

The National Print Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London.

The Guildhall Gallery Winchester - Group 93'.


1995

Studio Exhibition.


1994

Fine Art Degree Show WSCAD Farnham Surrey.

Fresh Art, Fine Art degree show, Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

The Maltings Gallery Farnham Surrey - Group 93'.


2005

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

Coordinator for a public paving project (mosaic) for FREC/HDC installed in
Trafalgar Road Recreation Ground Horsham West Sussex.
This was a commemorative project that celebrated the bicentenary of the ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ that incorporated designs made by Trafalgar Road Infants School.


TEACHING

Printmaking Adult Ed.
subjects: Mono-printing, dry-point, collagraph, etching.

Abstraction Adult Ed
Batik/Silk Painting Adult Ed.
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