I am a Shropshire-born artist, but spent most of my adult life in Liverpool, living and working within the community arts scene. Having been away from Shropshire since I was 7 or 8 years old, I finally returned to live in Oswestry in 1998.
My work is usually landscape-based – fairly abstracted, and more and more incorporating the human figure. I make relief and intaglio prints, often combined, as well as using other techniques to produce quite complex images. When I paint I use acrylic and oil in various forms, and sometimes other mediums.
Recently I have started to explore 3D, with my first 3D show – an installation about landscape and the human figure – being in February 2012 at the Screamin’ Chicken Gallery. The pieces were made of clay (mostly) along with shell, bone, wood, ink, graphite, oils and chalk.
I garden – very important.
I am a member of ART SHED along with Janie Mcleod and Bob Knowles, and the Oswestry-based Borderland Visual Arts group.
I also teach life drawing and abstract art courses on a regular basis via the Worker’s Educational Association (W.E.A.), in Chester, plus on-going courses and one-off workshops to arts societies and clubs, and to community groups. These are usually in the North West and around the Wirral. In addition I am happy to consider private tuition in a variety of subjects.
I occasionally do work on a commission basis. If you’re interested, please talk to me.