I graduated in 1986 at Maidstone College of Art.  My career has been necessarily varied if not conventional. I trained as a joiner after leaving Maidstone, became a woodwork teacher and had a less than lucrative period making furniture.  In 1995 I resigned myself to finding a  job and spent the next 9 years as an ice sculptor at Icebox in London. In 2004 I left life in a freezer and made a full return to painting and printmaking. I now live at the foot of the Cheviots in Northumberland.

If there is a recurring theme in my work it is looking through things; through trees, through figures and through the surface. I like pictorial mechanisms that move the viewer's gaze both emphatically and subtly; springs and arrows, snakes and ladders.  
 

 2016

Bacchanalia

1985

Maidstone Art College

Recent Exhibitions

2019

Taransay Moon, Art in Healthcare Purchase Prize VAS at the RSA

Shortlisted for Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition. RSA

2018

6 woodcuts selected for Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Visual Arts Scotland Exhibition.  2 Bruichladdich woodcuts included in the VAS exhibition at The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh  29th Jan - 8th March

 

2017

Shortlisted for Newlight Art Prize. Exhibition touring between November 2017 to January 2019

The Old School Gallery Alnmouth 15 September to 27th October

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair - Winner of Awagami/Intaglio Printmaker Prize.  19 - 23 October

Royal Scottish Academy Open

2016

Royal Scottish Academy Open

2015

Selected Prints from the RA, curated by Norman Ackroyd, Zillah Bell

 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2014

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2013

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition