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Respect for the two dimensions of the picture plane are paramount and I attempt to tread the fine line between the figurative and abstract in order to attain this.
It is not easy to produce this result especially whilst using light and shade as an important subject in itself in the construction of a painting.
I believe that painters who achieve this may be creating a purer form of painting. Annish Kapoor and the late Wiliam Gear have supported me in this.
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London.
W H Pattersons, 19 Albemarle Street, London - New English Art Club mixed exhibitions
Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
International Art Fair, Olympia, 20th Century Art Fair
Bath Contemporary Art Fair
Selected by Lloyds TSB for their "Olympic Art Programme" 2009/10.
Derby Chamber of Commerce - Royal Opening, Derby Assembly Rooms
St John's Ambulance Commissioning Service at Derby Cathedral
Scott Bader Company, paintings of Laboratories, Northampton
Sir Anthony &Lady Bamford, paintings of Heron Bay, Barbados
New Parliamentary Building, Westminster - six paintings of the
Party Conference towns
Emscote Lawn, Warwick - painting of the School
Hilton Hotel Group - painting for Headquarters
Awards selected by
Anish Kapoor, Nottingham Open
Bernard Dunstan RA, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Sir Huw Weldon, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Brian Sewell, Art Critic
Giles Auty, Art Critic
Lord Palumbo’s choice at Discerning Eye Exhibition
Michael Harding prize, RBA, 2007
Worshipful Company of Painters-Stainers Prize,2009
Collections- Derby Museum & Art Gallery/Museum of Wales/Duke of Devonshire.
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