I am first and foremost an artist. After graduating from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in 1984 with a BA(hons) Degree in Art & Design, I had a 25 year career as a visualiser, storyboard artist and graphic designer, eventually forming my own design agency in London. I retired from design in 2007 when I had my first successful exhibitions themed on the shipping forecast, in the White Cube Gallery in Galway, Ireland. In 2009 I returned to my roots as a painter in my native Pembrokeshire. I have a traditional atelier approach to painting, sculpture and printing using techniques from Renaissance and Baroque old masters like Caravaggio and Velazquez. They are used as a starting point from which to playfully but reverently deviate incorporating the vast array of subject matter the Pembrokeshire landscape has to offer. The people, portraits, landscape, coastal scenes, nature and even still lifes of found objects that are all somehow connected to the story and soul of this unique timeless place I call home. This offers Infinate possibilities and gives my work a more contempory construct. My studio is ideally situated on the foothills of the Preseli hills surrounded by ancient monuments and rural life. We all invest emotions on to inanimate objects which have more than just a practical or decorative use, they have our memories attached to them and of previous owners who have etched their marks on to them with endless love and use. Embedded in their forms lies a heightened sensitivity to the materiality of objects that create those memories and emotions. I never strive for realism but rather try to unveil the hidden narratives and paint situations and objects as I recall them, images representing a memory, relationships, events and feelings making each artwork very personal moment.
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