1982 – Immigrated to Australia from England.
1997 – Began to work as full time artist. Initially trained by Western Australian artist Larry Mitchell but largely self- taught. My working mediums include pastels, oil, charcoal and a variety of mixed mediums. Landscape-based but also works in the genre of the nude. A staunch believer in the empirical nature of art, and promoter of plein-air painting. Working seasonally with the weather, from a serene scene in Autumn on the river, to a strapped down easel in a full force storm in the middle of winter. Being a natural eclectic at heart, “it allows me not to be constrained by style.”
“I was born in Cleethorpes England in July 1960, and I emigrated To Perth West Australia in May 1982 with my family, I quickly settled down and set about to build the family home in the ‘Bush’ on the outskirts of Perth, after a number of years working in the building industry, feeling not satisfied with what I was doing, (I had drawn all of my life mainly sketching and normal anything that was in front of me, normally my hand and on anything), this led me to pursue this further and upon entering the Fremantle school of arts one day I decided to see if there was any drawing courses available, that’s were I met Larry Mitchell.
I signed up For ‘Drawing 101’ from then on my life changed. Where I live in the “bush” on the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia. Is a self imposed isolation, which allows me to be on the fringe of the “art world” with just enough distance to keep my head clear and to concentrate on my art with very little distractions? I work in a variety of genres, which works for me; it allows me to constantly change and mentally flex and to allow new thought processes to occur. “
2007 Stafford Studios of Fine Art, Cottesloe Solo
2005 Stafford Studios of Fine Art, Cottesloe Solo
2005 Yallingup Galleries Group
2003 Stafford Studios of Fine Art, Cottesloe Solo
2003 Catanachs Gallery, Broome Solo
2003 Yallingup Galleries, Garden Art Studio Group
2001 Stafford Studios of Fine Art, Cottesloe Solo
2001 Visions-Accent Fine Art Gallery, Subiaco Group
2000 Pilbara Fine Art, Karratha WA Solo
2000 Accent Fine Art Gallery, Subiaco Solo
1999 Inside Out Design Solo
1998 Koz Art Group
1998 McKenzie’s Gallery, Claremont Group
1997 McKenzie’s Gallery, Claremont Group
1997 Arica Fine Art Solo awards
2003 Awarded Centenary Medal- services to the visual arts
2003 Nomination for Citizen of the year- services to the visual arts
2002 Nomination for Citizen of the year- services to the visual arts
Royal College of Surgeons,
Canada Anglo American Ltd, Johannesburg & London
Represented in many public and private collections throughout Australia, U.S.A., Canada, Japan, South Africa, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Scotland, Germany and Switzerland
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