Why People Collect Art

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Art Collecting

Collectors have described to me their own personal motivations for collecting art.  This article  by Erin Thompson suggests further reasons why people collect art, which, despite popular perception, has little to do with financial gain.  

Mother Earth

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Sculpture

Climbing a hill, during a flying visit to Budapest this summer, I came across this wonderful sculpture – Wagner Nandor’s ‘Mother Earth’ (1983).

The View Beneath My Feet

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Influences, Process, Works on paper

Spent a family walk in the country (chosen for its breathtaking views) photographing the ground.  Exasperating for co-walkers, but who can possibly resist these patterns and textures?  

Battle of the Somme Centenary

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Works on paper

Tomorrow is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. I’ve been working for some time with the poppy as my subject matter and now seems a good time to share three of these images.  Paper can be both fragile and resilient, so it is with the poppy; this, together with its poignant symbolism, makes it the ideal subject for exploring the interconnections between process, […]

Six Nations Championship – England v. Wales

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorised, Works on paper

The beers are in; bring on the rugby!  Six Nations Championship this Saturday. SPORTSMAN; (paper, pencil on board;  29 x 26.4 cm unframed).

Talent will out

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorised

Artist’s 100 paintings found in attic in Porthcawl – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35729697

From pulp to paper – trees in art

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Tools, Trees

Trees have become increasingly useful as a device in my work. They’ve always interested me; I’m drawn not only to their appearance, but also to their diversity of form and function, both in art and life. In my images they function in a variety of ways. They lead the eye to a focal point; often they serve to […]

Wells Art Contemporary

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Uncategorised

Just been selected for the Wells Art Contemporary.  The exhibition will run from 9-25th October.  It’s some way from London which means a trek for London clients, but please be there for me in spirit! Some new work about to be uploaded onto my site – it’s been an interesting and hectic summer of drawing, paper works, […]

And so to the fair.

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Exhibitions, Process

I’m looking forward to the Other Art Fair, which runs from 23 – 26th April, where I’ll be exhibiting some new work. If you visit please do come and say hello, I’m at stand 43. In the meantime I’m deeply into two new series of works in which I’ve been exploring surface and ideas around constructing an […]

The Figure in Paper

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Figurative

I’ve been lax with posts recently, so a belated happy new year to all who take an interest in my work. The last few months have been spent steeped in figurative work – when it’s been possible to slip away from the annual festivities and commitments. I’ve been tackling the difficulties of constructing the figure in paper. It’s taken me […]