Memory, desire and time captured are the main themes of my paintings and prints. Many of my paintings break up the picture surface into separate canvasses without losing the atmosphere of the place. These devices are intentionally theatrical and attempt to catch a fleeting moment.

It might be a summer memory of breeze, heat and rolling waves when travelling on the Star Ferry in Hong Kong or it might be driving rain in a twilight summer in Salisbury Cathedral Close. The subject might be an eclipse of the moon in Crete or a flock of Oyster Catchers but the theme is still time captured in memory and desire.

Although most of my preoccupations are with two dimensional illusion which is centred around painting, from time to time I have created some boxed three dimensional illusions.

I have just finished a watercolour that took a year of Mondays to complete. It is a painting about time and chronicles the seasons. The title is: ‘Every Monday morning for 52 weeks I painted a new and different flower, or tree blossom, picked from our small garden.’ I then covered the flower with a mask for the rest of the year.. You will see it in the ‘Recent work’ section.

In the last few months I have embarked on a series of paintings of interiors which have an implied seasonal atmosphere. Many are empty rooms but with a hint of a narrative to come. This theme is evolving.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Fellowship in Fine Art, Cheltenham College of Art and Design
  • Masters Degree in Painting, University of Reading
  • Honours Degree in Fine Art, University of the West of England
  • Lectured and taught in Fine Art at many colleges across England including Leeds, Middlesbrough, Andover, Stockton, York, Bracknell, Southampton, and a Fellowship at Cheltenham.
  • Exhibited widely in galleries including 17 solo shows in the UK and has exhibited in Canada, China and Bulgaria.

His work is in public and private collections in USA, China, France, Greece, Canada, Italy, South Africa, Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, Ireland, and UK. He now lives and works in Salisbury, Wiltshire.


Current Gallery Artist – Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
Current Gallery Artist – Wave 7 Gallery, Cornwall

2018-Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury

2015-2016 – Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition
2015-2016 – Mall Galleries, London and UK tour
2014 – Salisbury Art Fair, Cathedral Close
2014 – ‘Radiance’ Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
2013 – Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
2012 – Bath Artist Studios
2011-16 – Wave 7 Gallery, Port Isaac, Cornwall
2011 – Bath Society Artists Annual Exhibition
2008 – Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2008 – Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2007 – Bath Gallery, Bath
2005/6 – Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
2002 – Fisherton Mill Gallery, Salisbury
2001 – Pump Room Gallery, Cheltenham
1999 – Portsmouth City Art Gallery
1997 – Axiom Gallery, Cheltenham
1993 – Woolhall, Beckington – Van Morrison’s recording studio
1992 – Priory Barn, Bradford on Avon
1990 – CCA Gallery, Bath
1987 – Woolhall, Beckington
1984 – Foyles, London. Piccadilly Gallery,Cork Street, London
1983 – Theatre Royal , Bath
1983 – Artist of the Day with David McMillan, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1980 – Festival Gallery, Bath. Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh. LYC Gallery, Northumberland
1979 – Middlesbrough City Art Gallery
1979 – Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton
1979 – Theatre Royal, York
1979 – Talbot Rice Art Centre, Edinburgh University.
1978 – New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh
1976 – Art Net, London. South Hill Park Gallery, Bracknell
1975 – Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
1974 – Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
1972 – Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London