These paintings are an interpretation of my emotional response to our modern culture.
Mass visual information is an accepted part of our everyday existence, television, video, film and the media provoking reactions that are dependant upon the mind set of the individual.
The psychological effects of over exposure to these images are a fascinating subject and provide me with ongoing research.
“The context within which we experience an event will determine how that event is encoded and retained”
(Oxford Companion to the Mind- Richard L Gregory- 1987)
N.A.P.A. National Acrylic Painters Association.
M.I.F.L. Member of the Institute for Learning
2007 Certificate in Education, Wigan and Leigh College.
2005 BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.
2009 Marks and Spencer’s commission an acrylic painting of the new front of store area inside the Grand Arcade celebrating their 127year anniversary. The painting will be auctioned of to raise money for Derian House.
2009 Friends of Mesnes Park Wigan commissioned to paint a view of the park including the pavilion for display in the renovated café.
2008 ToteSport commission to produce eight portraits of celebrities using horse hair from the 2006 Grand National winner Numbersixvalverde. The paintings where shown over the Grand National three day event at Aintree then they will be auctioned off to raise money for Alder Hey Childrens Hospital Imagine Appeal
2007 Rolf on Lowry. BBC televised event of the reproduction of Lowrys painting ”Piccadilly Gardens” that was painted in 1954. One of fifteen artists taking part painting outdoors in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. The program was televised on Sunday 4th March 2007.
2012 Astley Hall Gallery, Astley Park, Chorley.
2012 Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Wigan.
2012 Skarts Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Stockport.
2011 The National Acrylic Painters Association International Exhibition, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirrell. Prizewinner.
2011 Astley Hall Open Exhibition, Chorley.Winner of the Judges Choice Award.
2011 Revolve Gallery, Castle Street, Clitheroe, North Lancashire.
2011 Everyman Art Gallery, Chorlton, Manchester.
2011 Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire. (2nd Place prize winner Most Outstanding Artwork)
2011 Little White Cube Opening Exhibition, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan
2010 The National Acrylic Painters' Association The Crypt, Gallery, St. Ives (prizewinner Daler Rowney Award)
2010 SAA Artist of the Year Competition, Business Design Centre Islington (winner 1st prize still life category)
2010 Revolve Gallery Open, Castle Street, Citheroe.
2010 Turnpike Open, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2009 People and Places, The Architect’s Gallery Ltd, The Powder Rooms 69-71 Broad Street Teddington
2009 NAPA 25th International Exhibition, View Two Gallery, Mathew Street, Liverpool.
2009 SAA Artist of the year (Winner of the Figurative category)
2009 Turnpike Open Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2008 SAA Artist of the Year (Winner of the landscape category)
2008 Patchings Art Exhibition, Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham.
2008 Turnpike Open Exhibition, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2007 NAPA 23rd International Exhibition, Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire.(Daler Rowney Best British Painting Prize)
2007 Looking Sideways.- OK Artists Studios Exhibition, Drumcroon Art
Gallery and Education Center, Parsons Walk, Wigan. (27 Jul —24 Aug 2007)
2006 Once More with Feeling, University of Manchester Institute of Science
and Technology, Reynolds Building, Sackville Street, Manchester.
2006 OK Studio`s, Open Exhibition, Standish, Wigan.
2006 PastPresentFuture, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh. (1st Prize)
2005 Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery, Cheshire.(Peoples Prize)
2005 Mercury Music Awards, The Air Gallery, Dover Street, London.
2005 Objects of Desire, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh.
2005 Mind Where You Look, Fairfield Hospital & Oldham Gallery.
2005 Chester Open, Grovesnor Museum, Chester.
2005 Art of Love Exhibition, Oxo Gallery, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street,