Biography

Lives and works near Wimborne, Dorset and has a house and studio on the Island of Portland.

In 2002 I produced a series of paintings from the parkland at Canford School, Dorset, this was my first figurative project since leaving Falmouth in 1994. The following series focused on a small area of garden in front of my shed where my children would play and help tend the flowers. The garden has continued to be my major focus. Recent projects have included my own garden in Wimborne and at my studio on the Island of Portland as well as at Clarendon House in Salisbury.
My paintings are a documentation of growth, change and development of the direct world around me. Their connection with photography is important; the exaggerated depth of field and pixilated elements of the work are reminiscent of photography and carry associations with the recording of time and history.

Born 8th February 1972, Gravesend, Kent
Maidstone School of Art 1990-91, Foundation Studies
Falmouth School of Art, 1991-1994, BA (hons) Fine Art
University of Wales, 1994-1995, PGCE, Art and Design
Monmouth School, 1995-2000, Teacher of Art
Canford School, 2000-2011 Director of Art
Canford School, 2011- current, Housemaster, Teacher of Art

Recent exhibitions

2018
Verdant Landcsapes, McAllister Thomas, solo show
‘The broader view’ Hybrid Gallery with Mark Rochester
Lion Street Gallery, Hay on Wye, mixed show
Ledbury Gallery, mixed show
Wychwood Art, mixed show

2017
BADA, London with Long and Ryle
McAllister Thomas, Godolming, mixed show
Lion Street Gallery, Hay on Wye, mixed show
Corte Real Gallery, Paderne, Portugal, mixed show
‘escape’ Hybrid Gallery, Honiton with Mark Rochester

2016

AAF Battersea with Hybrid, Honiton
AAF Bristol with Hybrid, Honiton
‘Beauty is the Garden’, Long and Ryle, Pimlico, mixed show
LAPADA, Berkley Square with Long and Ryle
McAllister Thomas, Godolming, mixed show
Corte Real Gallery, Paderne, Portugal, mixed show
Lion Street Gallery, Hay on Wye, mixed show
Hybrid Gallery, Honiton, mixed show

2015

Lion Street Gallery, Hay on Wye, mixed show
Corte Real Gallery, Paderne, Portugal, mixed show
Erwood Street Gallery, Hay on Wye, mixed show
The Garden, Sir Terry Frost Gallery, King’s Worcester, solo show
The Garden, Coldstream Gallery, Canford, solo show
AAF Battersea with Lion Street Gallery, Hay on Wye

2014, Corte Real Gallery, Algarve, Portugal
2014, Hay Festival with Lion Street
2013, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with Lion Street Gallery
2013, Hay Festival with Lion Street.
2012-present, Lion Street Gallery , Hay-on-Wye
2012 ‘Borrowed’, Angelus Gallery, Winchester
2010 Christmas Show, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouthshire
2010 ‘The Village Fete’, Canford School, Dorset
2010 Garden Painters, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouthshire
2009 Christmas Show, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouthshire
2009 Group show, Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouthshire
2009 Coastal Painters, Riley Fine Art, Cirencester
2008 The Garden, Riley Fine Art, Cirencester
2007 Group show, Smith and Williamson, Salisbury
2007 Artists in the garden, The Art Shop, Abergavenny
2006 Artists in the garden, The Art Shop, Abergavenny
2006 Surface. New paintings with Rob Evans. Angelus Gallery, Winchester College
2005 From West Cornwall to SW13. Barnes, London
2004 3 Painters, Great Atlantic Mapworks Gallery, St Just, Cornwall
2004 Best of the West, Great Atlantic Gallery, Monmouthshire
2004 NEAC drawings, Cedar House Gallery, Ripley, Surrey
2003 The Park, Canford School, Dorset
2002 Paint Glass Print, Canford School, Dorset