After four years' intensive figure drawing in a variety of media, I began painting in oils in 2004. My paintings usually focus on people: portraits, figures in their environment, their implied relationship, the tension/attraction between them. I work from life, and other sources: drawings, my own and others' photographs, the work of other artists, and images from magazines, newspapers and other media. Components selected intuitively suggest the structure and ambience of a painting. The process that follows involves withholding interpretation, and allowing the painting to unfold. Chance and intuition are central to this, providing a way into areas of concern which may be outside conscious awareness.
I trained initially at Harrow School of Art in ceramics; later I qualified as a psychotherapist. I hope that my work affects the viewer directly, by-passing the need for an immediate interpretation. The"meaning" of my paintings changes
for me as time passes. I assume that there are as many meanings as there are viewers and I'm content if they are left stirred and with a freshened eye.
2005 The Art of Love, London
2006 Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition, London
2006 Bath Arts Society Open Exhibition, Bath
2008 Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition, Bristol
2009 Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street, London (solo exhibition)
2010 Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath