Artist's Statement

"My art is strongly rooted by a lifelong connection with the Severn, Britain's longest river, experiencing it for the first time aged four in the city of Worcester where I was born and raised.

This early fascination grew over time and drove me to becoming a completely self-taught painter, obsessed with expressing the emotional ties which bind me to my subject.

Although watercolour has been the cornerstone of my work for many years, I have not let a particular style or method restrict my development as a painter; daily sketching hones mark making and experimentation with a variety of media allows unhindered progress. As a consequence ideas shift between realism and abstraction and depend on whether the river is immediate or recollected.

My most recent work reflects an approach less reliant upon depicting a place but more about a gut-felt reaction as a result of being in that place; that intangible and profound feeling which rests in the soul".

Memberships

2021 - President of the Birmingham Watercolour Society.

2009 - Elected member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society.

Education

No art qualifications or formal training. Completely self-taught.

Exhibitions

2022

Birmingham Watercolour Artists, Summer Exhibition - Himley Hall, Staffordshire.

 

2021

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Autumn Exhibition – Selly Manor, Bournville, Birmingham

 

2020

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Autumn Exhibition – Weston Park, Staffordshire

 

2019

Solo Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Spring Exhibition – Weston Park, Staffordshire

Spring Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

Summer Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

Autumn Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

 

2018

Solo Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

Spring Exhibition - Ironbridge Fine Arts

Summer Exhibition - Ironbridge Fine Arts

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

 

2017

Spring Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

Spring Exhibition – Tinca Gallery, Portishead

Spring Exhibition – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

Summer Exhibition – Tinca Gallery, Portishead

Autumn Exhibition – Tinca Gallery, Portishead

Autumn Exhibition – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

 

2016

Spring Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

Spring Exhibition – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

Spring Exhibition – Tinca Gallery, Portishead

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

Autumn Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

Autumn Exhibition – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

Autumn Exhibition – Tinca Gallery, Portishead

 

2015

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

Autumn Exhibition – Ironbridge Fine Arts

Autumn Exhibition – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

Autumn Exhibition – Tinca Gallery, Portishead

 

2014

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

 

2013

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

 

2012

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

 

2011

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

 

2010

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

Birmingham Easel Club – Annual Exhibition

Joint Show – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

 

2009

Open Exhibition – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Birmingham Watercolour Society, Summer Exhibition – Hanbury Hall, Worcestershire

Birmingham Easel Club – Annual Exhibition

Joint Show – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

 

2008

Open Exhibition – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Solo Exhibition – Worcester Cathedral

Joint Show – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

 

2007

Open Exhibition – Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Solo Exhibition – Worcester Cathedral

Joint Show – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

 

2006

Joint Shows – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

 

2005

Solo Exhibition – Bevere Gallery Worcester

Solo Exhibition – Worcester Cathedral

Joint Exhibition – Bevere Gallery

 

2004

Solo Exhibition – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

 

2003

Joint Shows – Bevere Gallery, Worcester

Joint Show – Hereford Cathedral

 

2002

Joint Show – Bevere Gallery, Worcester