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:
29 June: Saffron Walden Market - Quite excited to have a stall here selling prints and cards. Fingers crossed for good weather.
2 - 5 July: PAINT OUT NORFOLK - plein air painting competion held in diffent locations across Norfolk
27 July - 5 August: Art in The Open Back to join the number one plein air festival in europe. Exhibiton of the Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 at Greenacres gallery Wexford.
20 September - 4 October: Loughton Arts Center Solo exhibition
13 - 17 November: Country Living Christmas Fair Due to a fantstic fair last year I’ll be back on stand MF24.
28 November - 1st December: Looking fowards to exhibiting at ART FAIR EAST in Norwich for the festive season run up.
22 - 23 June: PINTAR RAPIDO - Plein air competion on the streets of London. Exhibition at Chelsea Old Town Hall.
13 - 17 June: CHELSEA ART SOCIETY ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2019 - Chelsea Town Hall, London - ‘Seagulls and Salute’ has been selected for this years exhibition.
5 - 9 June: PLANTEA - SOCIETY OF BOTANICAL ARTISTS - MALL GALLERIES LONDON. My painting Stargazer will be exhibited at this prestigious exhibition
5 - 18 May: 5 paintings avalible at Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition
15 – 17 March: CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR SURREY Looking forwards to this one. I’ll be on stand 47.
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 - London 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
Golden Hare Gallery
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