I work in acrylics, gouache and graphite. My main concern is the making of abstract/symbolic work, using colour, design and, in the constructions, the intrinsic qualities of found material. The influence of landscape or the figurative is sometimes there, but I prefer making non-derivative work which stands up in its own right. This can involve the process leading me by the nose, drawing on my own internal sense of when something is working.
I particularly like and admire many of the St Ives modernists:
Barnes Graham, Ben Nicholson, John Wells, Paul Feiler, Brian Wynter, and the more contemporary Matthew Lanyon.
Born 1942. Lived and worked in North West of England since 1970.
1987-1988. CNAA post Graduate Diploma in Art Therapy, Herts College of Art and Design, St Albans, Herts.
Member of Luneside Artists Co-operative Studios in Lancaster 1989-2005.
Member of Lunesdale Studio Trail since 2007.