The artist came to St Ives in 1997 and employs a working studio overlooking Porthmeor Beach. He acknowledges the work of one of the earliest influential painters and teachers of the St Ives colony, Julius OLSSON, and paints large canvasses, of the sea in its many moods. He depends, like his predecessor, on direct observation en plein air, though working subsequently in his studio.
His art studies were at Warrington School of Art and at Goldsmiths' College, London. For some years he taught art in schools around Inner London. His awards since coming to Cornwall include the Fine Art Trade Guild Award (2005) and the Daler Rowney Best British Painting Award more recently. His work locally is shown by the Waterside Gallery, St Ives.
Painter, mainly in Acrylics
works and access
Works include: Last Rays, Porthmeor; Evening at Porth Nanven; Newlyn Harbour; Early Evening, Porth Curnow; Cross Currents, Kynance
Waterside Gallery, St Ives 2010 (online & mixed shows since 2004)
National Acrylic Painters Association (2004 President's Award for best painting in the NAPA 20th Exhibition)
Waterside Gallery (2010) Exhibition catalogue