I exhibit regularly throughout the year and throughout the UK in both group and one-man shows. These are few upcoming shows:
Guild of Waterway Artists, Audlem Mill, Cheshire: 3 - 24 July
SGFA Annual Open, Mall Galleries, London: 5 - 10 July
Urban Rural Print Group, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset: 3 Sept - 9 Oct
Printmakers Council, The Royal Over-Seas League, St James's St, London: 13 Sept - 30 Nov
"Linoprint" Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable: Jan 2022
I also run Linocut Workshops, the next workshop is at the RBSA, Birmingham. Places are limited!
Copy, Proof, Print: an all day workshop Tuesday 27 July
Born in Wigan, England in 1957 I studied painting and printmaking at Wigan College and Sunderland University. After leaving art college in 1980 I won two painting scholarships, to New York and Istanbul, as well as the Sunderland Fine Art prize. Since then I have continually worked in the creative industries, teaching, illustrating and exhibiting in New York, Quebec, Ghent, Dublin, London and around the UK in numerous one-man and group shows since the early 1980s. I am a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, the Printmakers Council and the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts. I have work in private collections around the world and public collections in the UK.
Drawing is the key element in my work and has been since art college. It is a diary, an academic exercise and a way to work through ideas. My work is colourful and structured that moves from tightly figurative to the symbolic/iconographic work linked to my genealogical research. I prefer linocut, its strong, flat colour and its mark-making suit my working methods. I like how its graphic appearance seems immediate but can actually take many days of work to produce. Although I continue to paint over the last few years printmaking has come to the fore.
Like most people I do have influences and if I had to make a short list they would be; Edgar Degas and Egon Schiele for their draftsmanship, Georges Braque, Keith Vaughan and Eric Ravilious for their very different painting methods and Bawden for his printmaking.