The idea of place lies at the core of my practice, especially fleeting encounters experienced during travel; environments and passing landscapes seen only momentarily. Often made in situ, outside the controlled environment of the studio, my paintings employ the formal selectivity which arises from a direct and intuitive response to the visual challenge of the moment. In the studio and in response to particular places my drawings explore a more process-led methodology, drawing on the direct physicality of the process.
University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1982-1986)
Royal Academy Schools (1986-1989)
Recent exhibitions include:
2013 Anonymous Drawings, Galerie Nord/ Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
2012 Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary, Mall Galleries London
2012 …and After, Joint show with Atsuhide Ito, Constantine Gallery Teesside University
2011 Driven to Draw, Tennant Gallery Royal Academy, London
Studying Fine Art can, if you let it, radically change the way you see and interact with the world. I work extensively (but not exclusively) with first year students, helping them to develop a vibrant and fun transition into higher education, encouraging an investigative and open approach to the exciting possibilities that lie before them.