About the Artist
ONCE UPON A TIME...
... 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.
Dx

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SAA Artist of the Year 2015 - shortlist

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Fox By Moonlight - shortlisted for the SAA Artist of the Year Award 2015
No, I haven't won! (Not yet, anyway;)!) But I HAVE had 'Fox By Moonlight' shortlisted for the Artist of the Year Award (yippee!), which came as quite a surprise since I had received a commiserating email from the SAA the night before saying they hadn't selected any of my work. However, the letter is all official, with my name on it and everything, so I just need to get my work to the SAA, and then hope for the best! I'd be happy if they selected it for the London show just so I don't have so far to drive to pick it up again at the end!