I’ve been an artist all my life and the landscape and seaside of Sussex have inspired me to create images through painting, drawing and photography. My work is an expression of my connection to the sea, the beaches and the Downs, my emotional responses to things I see and the sense of identity these places... Continue Reading →
2021: time to assess my work. I've been doing art all my life and I started painting in oils and acrylics about twenty years ago. I was living in London and began painting seascapes, reminding myself of my home town, Worthing, and at that time my influences were mainly Turner and Monet so I thought... Continue Reading →
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales: a quaint, old-fashioned seaside town with a rugged, rocky shoreline, an ugly little pier, ancient castle ruins and a funicular railway with a Victorian camera obscura at the top.
These mass-produced utilitarian timber groynes on the beach at Worthing were constructed to defend the coast from the forces of the sea. It takes about 20 years of erosion by weather and water for the timber to be transformed into a variety of beautiful sculptural forms. Sadly, the weathering doesn't stop, and sooner or later,... Continue Reading →
There are just a handful of houses in the picturesque hamlet of Talywern, plus a chapel and a telephone box; down the road is the even smaller hamlet of Melinbyrhedyn. A few miles away is the market town of Machynlleth; to the north is the ruined Castell y Bere; and to the west is Aberdyfi.... Continue Reading →
This is an exhibition about notions of flow: the mental state of total engagement; the movement of the sea and the sky; and the passage of time. It’s a brilliant theme that brings together a variety of work by the Saltgrass Artists – a group of six Sussex-based artists who recently graduated after years of... Continue Reading →
I managed to catch Bloomsbury Art & Design at the Courtauld Gallery before it finished last week, and must admit that I was a bit disappointed. The Courtauld holds one of the most extensive collections of works by artists from the Bloomsbury Group, many of which were bequeathed by the art critic Roger Fry to the... Continue Reading →