I am an oil painter with a passion for plein air. I have adapted techniques learnt during two years of classical art training to fit the immediacy needed to capture a scene on location.
When I’m out painting it's all about trying to get down the essence of the scene. Light, mood, structure and action are just some of the components that make plein air painting challenging and irresistible. Not to mention I love the places painting takes me.
In the studio I work on Still life set ups, often floral in nature. With these there is more time and less distraction than out in the field. But I still like to work in the same alla prima style.
Recently I have started to experiment with enlarging and recomposing plein air studies into larger works of art.
EXHIBITIONS, COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS:
15 – 17 March: CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR SURREY Looking forwards to this one. I’ll be on stand 47.
31 May – 2nd June: UNTITLED ARTIST FAIR Here you can find me on front row seats at stand C14.
20 September - 4 October: Solo Exhibiton at Loughton Arts Center
7-11 November: COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE LONDON CHRISTMAS fAIR Delighted to be exhibiting at this fair. Come and find me at stand MF24 on the Mezzanine.
2-4 November: HAS MEMBERS SHOW
18 October - 3 November: DRAWN TO LONDON: IN THE SHADOW OF THE TOWER - BERMONDSEY PROJECT SPACE - group exhibition
21-22 September: Spirit of the Stour plein air paint out and exhbition in association with The Munnings Art Museum
1-14 September: LAC summer exhibition - Exhibiting
29 July - 6 August: Art in the Open plein air festival - Wexford
21 July: WINDSOR AND ETON EN PLEIN AIR 2018 - 3rd place
23 June – 6 July: Snapshots in Paint - LOUGHTON ARTS CENTRE - solos exhibition of recent plein air works.
26 May: Teaching Plein Air Workshop as part of Loughton Arts Trail 2018.
12 May – 2nd June: Loughton Arts Trail 2018 Exhibiting.
6- 19 May: Hertford Art Society 66th Open Exhibition 2018 Exhibiting.
23 April – 18 May: Street to Studio solo exhibition at The Exchange Gallery
21-22 April: READING CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR - Stand 71
12-18 March: 31 DAYS 31 PAINTINGS solo exhibition - Queen Victoria Gallery, Chelsea Library.
11-12 November: Windsor and Eton Art Fair – Windsor – Exhibiting 2nd place painting form Windsor and Eton En Plein Air.
22 July: En Plein Air Windsor and Eton Competition – Windsor Castle – 2nd place
1-29 July: Fresh Paint Open Exhibition – Picton Castle - exhibiting
Shakespeare House Gallery – Dedham High Street, Colchester, Essex CO7 6DE,
2013 – Art Foundation Diploma : IDI (University of Hertfordshire)
2013-14 – Drawing one: Drawing Skills Diploma : OCA (University for the Creative Arts)
2015 – 2017 – Classical Atelier Training : Angel Academy of Art Florence