SELECTED VENUES PAST EXHIBITIONS : ( From 1986 to present ).  Picaddilly Gallery. London.  -  The Mall Gallery. London  -  Schlemer Fine Art. London.  -  Philip Graham Contemporary Art. London.  -  Montpelier Studio Gallery. London.  -  Example Art . London  -  Victoria Rooms. Bristol  -  Royal Academy. London  -  Bristol Guild. Bristol.  -  Cleveland Gallery. Bath.  -  Patricia Wells Gallery. Bristol.  -  Alma Gallery. Bristol.  -  Cornwall Society of Artists. Liskeard.  -  The Frame Gallery. Plymouth.  -  No5 Gallery. Exeter.  -  Art @ One Gallery. Chagford.  -  Burton Art Gallery. Bideford.  -  Barnstaple Museum & Art Gallery.  -  South West Academy of Fine & Applied Arts. Exeter.  -  Royal West of England Academy. Bristol.  -  Gloss Gallery. Exeter.  - The Thelma Hulbert Gallery. Honiton  -  The Brownston Gallery. Modbury  -   Edinburgh Art Fair.  -  Agora Gallery. New York. USA.  -  Go Figurative Gallery. London   -  Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery. Exeter.  -  Penwith Gallery. St Ives. Cornwall.                                                                     

Elected as a member to the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts in 2007.  www.southwestacademy.org.uk

Donated paintings to the following Charity Auction Events:

Art for Life Auction. In aid of Childrens Hospice South West. ( Royal Clarence Hotel. Exeter ). 2013.

Art 4 Macmillan. ( Rockbeare Manor. Exeter ). 2017

Admiral Nurse Campaigne. ( Thelma Hulbert Gallery ). Honiton. 2018

Statement ( Figurative work ):  I am concerned with the disciplines involved in painting - the subtleties of colour and form, the application of the brushstroke - to manipulate paint into creating a three dimensional image on a flat surface through the arrangement of light and shade. I have attempted to focus on the delicacy of the surface of skin by stripping away all the aspects of the composition  and background that distracts the eye from the skin`s texture.  I encourage the viewer to look at the beauty and subtlety of the paint depicting skin - to appreciate the surface of the canvas transformed into a solid form of the human figure. I usually  concentrate on a single figure in an ambiguous background for the beautiful simplicity of the visual effect and an immediate response and dialogue with the subject.

Title: " Compactus ` 82 x 46cms  Oil on Canvas