About the Artist
... My parents were a LITTLE disappointed when they discovered that I’d turned down a place at a top London University to read English and decided to go to Art College instead. I think they got used to the idea over time, but I believe they had been fondly nursing ideas of me becoming top-flight lawyer (or something) with a big house and a fast car, instead of a poor artist living on the derelict Isle of Dogs (as it was at the time) and driving a clapped-out Beetle. The Beetle, I feel I should mention, was VERY fast in first...
Racing cars notwithstanding, I have spent my entire adult life bumbling about in the art world, in one capacity or another, painting murals (as an assistant) for the Sultan of Brunei, working on commercials and pop videos for The Comic Strip Presents, and now... working on a set of 3 x5 " miniatures for the autumn show of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters. I have never been rich, lived in a big house, or had a car that could TRULY race a sports car, but I have never regretted being an artist either.
I have only one regret, and that is that I have only one life. If I could have had three, I would have been an artist in one, a writer in another and a historian in the third. I do my best to combine them in the life I have, though Art has clearly been the winner.


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2014 - Current and Upcoming Shows

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It's turning out to be a busy summer, but plenty of chances to see my work other than on this website!

'A Moment in Time' and 'Where Live the Pharaohs' were selected by NEWA (The National Exhibition of Wildlife Art) and are currently on view at the Gordale Garden Centre, in the Wirral, in Cheshire, until 3 August.

From mid July till December 2014, you can see my portraits of Dolores the Vulture, Frodo the Fish Eagle and Delta the Barn Owl in Feathers Restaurant @ The Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover, Hants.

'At One With The World', 'Captivated', 'Snow Leopard' and 'A New Day Begins' are on show at the Society of Feline Artists @ the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery at The Cut in Waterloo, London. The SOFA show runs from 21 August until 19 September.

Running pretty much concurrently with that is MIWAS (Marwell International Wildlife Art Society) at Rookesbury Manor in Wickham, Hants, from 28 - 31st August where you will see 'Royalty Arrives', 'Trust', 'Prowl' and 'Safety in Numbers'. A number of other original artworks will be available for sale in the Art Market where you will also be able to purchase greetings cards and limited edition prints.

Enjoy your summer!