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I moved to Cornwall in 1982 and attended painting and life drawing classes with Roy Walker and Bob Devereux. My first paintings were in pastels working mostly ‘en plein air’ in all weathers sitting on North Coast beaches.

I graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with a degree in Fine Art (2.1) in 2002 having developed my own very distinctive and quirky ‘Urban Myth’ paintings based on ‘urban’ Cornwall.

More recently I have been working on paintings influenced by a move to the coast where I now have my studio.

I love painting in oil paint, usually on canvas, sometimes on board and although the images are contemporary, I paint in a traditional way on a gesso base, building up layers of paint.

Influences are mainly figurative painters and include Marc Chagall, De Chirico, Carel Weight, Jock McFayden, Michael Andrews and L.S. Lowry.
Also my friend and mentor Roger Fletcher ‘Fletch’ who helped and encouraged me so much in the beginning.

The paintings are all for sale. Please contact me for information and availability. I also take commissions of any beautiful place, sea, sky or land that you want to preserve as memory.

 



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