Since retiring from the School of Art at Coventry University I devote myself to full time painting.
My painting as much as possible tends to be done directly from the subject but the cityscapes have to be developed in the studio using many return visits, colour notations, photographs and sketches as a basis for information.
This subject matter has an emphasis on light effects and surface translucency. The distortions and reflected images in glass and mirrors often create tensions with the flat surface of the paper itself and find expression in the natural sparkle and surface sheen of my watercolours.
2003 elected a member of Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.
Paintings held in numerous collections.
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours – Annual Exhibitions, Mall Galleries
Open Exhibitions. Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
Society of Botanical Artists’ Annual Exhibition. Westminster Gallery
Linda Blackstone Gallery – group exhibitions and regular exhibitor
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, Brussels, New York and Toronto
The Watercolours and Drawings Fair. Park Lane Hotel, London.
Chichester Open Art Exhibition
Patchings Open Exhibitions
The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Exhibition
Broadway Modern Gallery, Broadway, Worcs. – group exhibitions and regular exhibitor
Hillier Gallery, Stratford on Avon
RI Exhibitions – Arlesford Gallery, Tenby and Lloyd’s Registry
“Pure Gold” RBA 50th. anniversary exhibition at the Mall Galleries
Sunday Times Exhibitions
2003/4 Patchings Award (R.K.Burt Prize)
2005 The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Exhibition (Winsor and Newton Award)
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
2005 Frank Herring Prize
2006 Winsor and Newton/RI Award for the most outstanding group
2009 The Debra Manifold Memorial Prize for an outstanding
February 2007 ‘International Artist’ ‘Chasing an Idea’
April 2009 ‘The Artist’ ‘Masterclass’
November 2012 ‘Practique Des Arts’ ‘Jeux de Miroirs’