Born near Newcastle in the North East of England in an age gone by.
After attending Sunderland College of Art I moved to Manchester and obtained work as a Cartographer, as I knew it would be difficult to earn a living and maintain my integrity as an artist.
From Cartography I moved into the field of Land Surveying working mainly in England, but also in Europe, Middle East and various African countries.
After some years I changed again and qualified as a registered Psychiatric Nurse Manager, giving me much insight into the working of the human psyche.
Eventually, I took early retirement and moved permanently to France to concentrate only on art.
During the early period of my artistic life, I illustrated books by Steinbeck,Gore Vidal, Robert Graves, Dennis Wheatley, Nevil Shute, H.G.Wells, John Galsworthy, Joseph Conrad and others.
Surrealism was my preferred style of painting, exhibiting mainly in England, Scotland and United States.
My preferred style is a loosely based form of Expressionism, mainly in Water Colour and Gouache.
Since moving to France, I have exhibited in France,U.S.A., Austria,England, Italy and India; with works published in ATIM’S TOP 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2013; and Who’s Who in Visual Art, Masters of Realistic Imagery 2012-2013.
I believe that the experience of life colours your outlook, thoughts, ideas, philosophy, religious and political ideology etc;projecting these into an overall personal philosophical ideology.
These, with variations are unique to the individual, consequently their response to any given situation within society will be governed by this personal view point.
The situation in this case is my own work- a visual 2 dimensional image; and it is upon this premise why my work remains untitled; to do so may stifle further interpretation based on the viewers own life experiences.
I attempt to create a work which can stand alone in it’s own right as a painting, rather than a ‘picture’; an archetypal image that encapsulates the ‘instant’ and goes beyond journalism, illustration and fashion.