Hello, and a very warm welcome to my online gallery.
Although born in East Yorkshire I am now a fully-fledged Lincolnshire Artist content to paint flora and fauna (along with a few natives) against the backdrop of seasonal change in this diverse county.
The famous French artist Monet said "a painting is never finished" and continued to work on some of his paintings over a period of years. I truly believe in this philosophy as I often return to my paintings because one can always see that extra brushstroke that could have been placed. Some of my large complex paintings are the result of more than a year's work.
Many moons ago I started as a raw recruit doing Life Drawing at Newcastle University, then Leeds, and finally Lincoln College of Art and Design (including restoration and gilding course). I then enjoyed time as Artist in Residence at Lincolnshire Library Services.
After this I lectured and ran workshops/demos at numerous locations and also within my own studio, coupling my love of Antiques, Art and Design as Artist in Residence at Hemswell Antique Centre, where I am to this present day, having established a permanent gallery/studio.
My special editions are produced individually and change over time, reflecting the changes in the original painting. These high quality ‘giclee’ editions are available on canvas where appropriate, or fine art etched paper and to virtually any size required. As an alternative, original paintings can be commissioned by speaking to me personally on 07930 130793 (+44 7930 130793) or by emailing me: here
My exhibitions are as follows:
Member of Lincolnshire Artist Society for over 20 years
Lincoln Fine Art
Patchings, Notts Lonsdale Award 1989 – 1996
Tatton Park Art Ex. 1992 -1993
Thoresby Hall 1992 – 1993
Mall Galleries, London
Serpentine Galleries, London
NEKA Gallery, Indonesia 1993
Artist in Residence, HAC 1994
Scorer Gallery, Lincoln
Usher Gallery, Lincoln
Ranby Hall, 2001
Art on the Map, 2001 – 2003
Permanent Gallery/Studio HAC 2004 - present
Who’s Who in Art 2008
Art on the Map 2012
Exhibition Orlando Museum of Art, February 2014 (18)
St Paul's Exhibition, Morton 2016/2017/2018
Carre Gallery, Sleaford 2016
R.H.S. Chatsworth, 2017
Chatsworth House, 2017/2018/2019/2020
Doddington Hall 2018/2019/2020
Princess Diana Memorial Hospital commission, Secret Garden Painting
University Sheffield Founders Portrait painted
*Private Collections – France, Spain, Japan, Australia, USA, UK
*Numerous restoration projects completed for national auction houses within UK
*Similar restoration projects and paintings completed for private country houses large & small
(*security precludes listing)