Painting outdoors is exhilarating and fully engaging. So much is absorbed from the 'plein air' experience that working from photographs or in the studio can feel lifeless by comparison. I've painted in searing heat, wind and snow...even at night in a rain storm; nothing beats the feeling of connecting with the environment with all senses tingling recording the shapes and colours before me. I am greatly inspired by the optimistic light of dawn and the subdued tones of evening twilight. It is more than enough to witness nature as it is but it I am compelled to interpret it brush in hand.

Peindre en extérieur est exaltant et complètement engageant. L'expérience en plein air est tellement riche que le travail à partir de photographies ou en atelier peut se révéler sans vie en comparaison. J'ai peint sous une chaleur accablante, dans le vent, dans la neige, et même de nuit en pleine tempête ; rien n’égale la sensation de connexion avec l'environnement, tous les sens stimulés, pour enregistrer les formes et les couleurs devant moi. Je suis très inspiré par la lumière optimiste de l'aube et par les tons doux du crépuscule. Être témoin de la nature telle qu'elle est me remplit entièrement, et je ressens le besoin de l'interpréter, un pinceau à la main

I studied Art and Design at:
Bath College of Higher Education - HND Foundation Studies 1998-1999
Falmouth College of Arts - BA (HONS) Degree in Illustration 1999-2002
Bath Spa University - Art and Design, Post Graduate Certificate in Education 2006-2007
I taught art and design for 9 years at St Crispin's Secondary School, Wokingham
I now live in the south of France with my daughter.
Exhibitions:
1999  British Consulate, Bulgaria
2001  Falmouth Arts Centre, group show.
2002  Illustration Degree Show, Falmouth College of Arts
2011  Mollie Staley award winner at the Henley Arts and   Crafts Guild, group show
2012-14 Henley Arts and Crafts guild mixed show (http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/entertainment/story.php?id=1349772)
2014-15 The Goring Gallery, mixed.
2016  Wokingham council art fair, mixed.
2016  More Arts, Wokingham (Mental health themed exhibition), main exhibit.
2017 Aspet's s'expose. Exhibiting in the Salle de Vote and shop front in the Grand Rue.
2017 Aspet market place as part of Arts festival
2017 Salies du Salat arts event, collective.
2018 Solo Show of 115 pieces. Arbas Town hall.
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