About the artist
I always hope that my paintings speak for themselves - that way I know they work! However some explanation is required about why I do what I do.
To many people, it may seem absurd, even futile, to spend so much time struggling not just to paint (which incidentally is often the easiest part) a half-decent picture, but to pay the bills and feed my family. After all, could I not be out there in the city, doing a respectable job with a company car? Well, actually, the answer is no. I have tried, but I am always brought full circle back to my easel. I love the creative buzz, especially when I'm in the 'zone' thats when it works and all comes together.
This work is my God-given responsibility. It is what I do. It's what I've been doing since I was about 5 years old. Will I still be painting at 80 years old? Could I afford to? Could I afford not to? Whatever, there's always eternity to look forward to, and maybe I can get to meet Rembrandt and pick up a few tips!
I welcome commissions to create a particular painting: from landscapes or mural work to portraits of people or animals.
If you cannot find the painting you are looking for, please contact me as I have other work in stock, which I can show you images of.
Education Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 1970
Studying Life drawing
Somerset College of Art,Taunton 1971 -1974
Graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design and Illustration
Commissions Standard Life plc.
Scottish Enterprise Foundation
The Sultan of Oman
David and Judith Steel
The Countess of Hopetoun
Ottaway & partners, California
Exhibitions Galleria Cimbell, Alicante, Spain
El Tunnel, Altea, Spain
Galleria Datscha, Altea, Spain
Hanover Fine Art, Edinburgh
Colours Gallery, Edinburgh
Torrence Gallery, Edinburgh
Line Gallery, Linlithgow
St. John’s Hospital, Livingston
Westgate Gallery, North Berwick
Campsie Gallery, Clachan of Campsie
Villas Fine Art, Letchworth, England
The Edinburgh Gallery, Edinburgh
The Acorn Gallery, Linlithgow
Greens and Blues gallery, North Berwick
EDS Gallery, Edinburgh