Fine Art Painter
Fine Art Painter specialising in Still Life, Interiors, Venice, Jazz and Flowers.
After the benefits of a traditional art education rooted in the principles of design and draughtsmanship, I am almost inevitably, a realist artist and the control of colour and light are still the fascinating daily challenges. When I concentrate on a Still Life or detail from a larger subject, I re-live the pleasure of close observation inculcated in my student days. For me, a Still Life is never a Nature Morte. When painted, even an inanimate object can express vitality. With interiors, I am particularly drawn to what is mysterious or suggested leaving a subliminal narrative open to interpretation by the viewer.
Fortunate, for long periods, to have lived in Italy – particularly Venice – I have latterly made regular trips to Provence and Northern France. These experiences, and a lifetime’s love of Jazz, are obviously reflected in my work.
Among artists, I readily admit to the influence of Wyeth, Tindle, Hopper, Caravaggio and Vermeer.
I was born in Bristol and studied at the West of England College of Art, where my tutors included Paul Feiler and Robert Hurdle. I studied at Bristol University and South Glamorgan Institute obtaining a B.A. (Hons)
I left a career in secondary education to become a part-time lecturer and to concentrate on etching and painting.
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