My earliest memory of painting was aged five with my father on a windy hill overlooking Wellington Harbour in New Zealand. My Father was painting the ships coming into dock whilst I tried to capture the wind in the tall grasses with felt tip markers.
I went on to study a degree in Illustration and fine art at the Kent Institute with the University of kent at Canterbury.
I now paint exclusively with oil paint and in the plein air style. Painting outdoors gives me the purest sense of immersion and capture.
I am based in Battle, East Sussex and enjoy painting the local countryside, coast and London. When ever time permits I especially enjoy painting with friend and extraordinary artist Karl Terry who shares a passion for the same spot of this lovely land.
Current and recent exhibitions:
The Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition,The Mall Galleries, St. James's, London SW1, The Mall, London, W1 (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)
Royal Society of Marine Artists - Winsor & Newton Oil Prize 2019
The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition,The Mall Galleries, St. James's, London SW1 (2019)
The New English Art Club Annual Exhibition,The Mall Galleries, St. James's, London SW1 (2019)
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition,
The Mall Galleries, St. James's, London SW1 (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017)
Kent Painters Group Exhibition 2018/2019
Pilgrims Artist Exhibition 2018
The Portico Gallery, Riverhead, Sevenoaks
The Wing Gallery, Wadhurst, East Sussex
The Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, Cornwall
Signet Contemporary Art, Kings Road, Chelsea, London.
The Tonic Gallery, Salcombe, Devon
Bistro @ the Station, Etchingham, East Sussex.
My kit and materials.
For plein air painting I use the Open Box M box/easel. It is a great tool for the artist who likes to paint outdoors. I use this with a manfrotto tripod.
The Open Box M was introduced to me by fellow artist and friend Karl Terry - a wonderful artist http://www.karlterry.co.uk/
I paint on gesso primed boards with Michael Harding Oil paints.