My starting point is the painting as an object as opposed to the painting being a window or illustration.
To paraphrase Maurice Denis ‘A painting, before being a horse a nude or some anecdote is essentially a plane surface covered in colours assembled in a certain order.’
Each painting is the sum of the history of its making. They are a record of time, the process and the interaction of colours, textures, shapes and lines that occur by design or by accident.
Some have a structure imposed on them and some begin with a structure which is overlaid by improvisation.
It is hoped that the paintings can be regarded as objects of interest such as objects found on the beach, the countryside or street and require no previous knowledge to appreciate them.
Head of Art, Harwich School 1977 – 2004
Teacher of art, Redborne School, Bedfordshire 1971 – 1977
Falmouth School of Art
Gloucestershire College of Art
Chelsea School of Art
London, Manchester, Cheltenham, Bradford, Bedford, Ampthill, Colchester and Harwich.
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