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.
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'Hare By Moonlight' - UKCPS Best Abstract / Fantasy Piece 2016

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Hare By Moonlight
I won! I won!
I admit to being a little surprised - and just a little frazzled from driving round in circles trying to find somewhere in central London to park where they wouldn't tow my car away - and that all I did when I walked in was clock that my picture was on the wall... until I was marched back up to it and made to examine it a little more closely...
So it WAS worth the journey! And the grinding teeth. And the hair loss.
FAB show, all in all - the 15th International since the UKCPS began - so please pop in, if you're in the area: The Menier Gallery, 50 Southwark St, London - till 14 May