Biography

Artist’s Statement

Profile photoBroadly, my work is concerned with existence: an abstract, strange and bizarre predicament. My approach is often light and tongue in cheek, tending to focus on the humour in this weird situation and upon existential questions.

I am interested in looking at these issues and in creating visually striking and unusual images, strange creatures or objects set against a barren, possibly hostile backdrop. Reflecting the surreal nature of existence.

The futility of human existence and the madness of everyday life are central themes in my work. I am keen to explore the nonsensical aspects of the human condition and of existence.

My influences include 20th century comics and cartoons, surreal art generally, and amongst others, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Giacometti, di Chirico and Morandi. Music, Jazz in particular, also plays a huge part in my inspiration.

Biography

Born in 1952, early life in Canada.

Lived in

1960-2008
Highgate, North London

2008-present
Barnet, Hertfordshire

Study

1971-1972
St. Martins School of Art – Foundation Course

1972-1975
Sheffield School of Art – BA Hons Fine Art (Painting)

1978-1979
Middlesex Polytechnic – PGCADE, Art Teaching

1974-1980
Exhibiting in Sheffield and London

1983-2011
Career in criminal law

2011
Retired

Summer 2012
Slade School of Fine Art

2012
Resumed Art Practice

Member of the North London Artists Network (NLAN)

Exhibitions

11th April 2014
Insight School of Art (Solo Show)

Group shows

15th June 2014
Taproom, Islington

Aug-Sept 2014
Stephens House, North Finchley

Oct-Nov 2014
Pentland Brands

31st October 2014
Camden Image (NLAN Group Show)

Jan-March 2015
Taproom, Islington

March 2015
Camden Image (“Duality”)