My recent work explores our perception of landscape. In the twenty-first century our comprehension of reality in the visual world is derived as much from photographic and moving images as from actual experience of an environment. We take in a landscape that we pass through as if watching a movie - zooming in on certain key areas.
In these paintings I have used transferred photographic imagery, enlarged and enhanced in places, to communicate my experience of the Alpine landscape. The mountains are not empty and un-trodden, they bear the trace of human presence and mans intervention in the natural order. The juxtaposition of the fragmented, mechanically produced imagery and the painted marks is symbolic of this precarious balance.
2000 'Close To The Edge' Paintings and Works on Paper
ARC Gallery, London SW6.
1997 Paintings and Collages
3-4 South Square, Gray's Inn, London WC1.
1994 Paintings, Collages and Collagraphs
Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11.
RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2004 Hunting Art Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London SW7.
2003 'Figure & Landscape', A Gallery, Merton Hall Road, London SW19.
2003 'Diverse', Hanbury Gallery, Old Truman Brewery, London E1.
2002 'Focus Five', Wimbledon Library, London SW19.
2002 The Gallery, ING Bank, London EC2
2001/2002 BHF Bank, London EC1.
RECENT WORK IN THE COLLECTIONS OF:
I.B.M UK Ltd
Quadrangle Communications Ltd
D and D Wines Ltd
Private Collections in the UK and USA
2003 MA in Fine Art (Painting),
Wimbledon School of Art.
1986 Post Graduate Certificate in Printmaking,
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts.
1976 BA Hons Fine Art, Reading University
Senior Lecturer (0.35) Foundation Course, Art & Design, Kingston University.