My work explores the transition between abstraction and representation through a dynamic interaction of observed, sensed, and re-membered images, chance encounters and experiential accidents. Whilst acknowledging the deep historical roots, practices and conventions of painting, I reject formalism, and aim to re-present a condensed personal experience of the natural environment gained through immersion in place, mediated by the creative process and the visceral influence of the materials employed.
In other words I’m primarily a landscape painter interested in expressing how it feels to be in the landscape, through paint.
For me the landscape represents an ever present reminder of my mortality and the inevitable futility of attempting to represent it.
I am a landscape artist based in Penryn and have recently completed an MA in Fine Art at University College Falmouth. In the last 10 years I have exhibited regularly at the Mall Gallery, and Bankside Gallery in London, The Orange Street Gallery in Uppingham, and frequently had work accepted at the Royal West of England Academy annual exhibitions. My most recent one man shows were in Truro and Oxford.
In a previous life I masqueraded as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer in the Motor Industry, the Microcomputer industry and as Managing Director of a Project Management Consultancy based in Oxford.
__CMR is an artist-led initiative designed to create a community of artists who will exhibit and flourish within this three storey building. It is a voluntary-run organisation and project. We aim to be all inclusive; we aim to encourage adventurous work that will respond and challenge not only to CMR’s various spaces but also the broader Contemporary Art landscape of Cornwall.
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