Studying in the UK offered a wonderful experience of experimentation and wholehearted expression whilst the artistic influence from living in Italy has been about engaging in careful development and refinement that gives a sense of depth and involvement to the work. Exploring this technical and aesthetic balance between expression and refinement enables each painting to progress along an interesting journey of control and discovery. The thinking behind the artwork is in fact a search to convey the sense of flux, the fixed and the eternal that represents our constant flickering of thoughts between the past, present and prediction.
The landscape work is developed from a series of sketches and photos and through this period of visual investigation the perception of a place is further explored in the studio to form compositional ideas. The light, the weather and the textures in the landscape, along with the comings and goings of people, are used to give a layered sense of time and the presence of elemental forces.
All of us exude a sense of self that changes with the situation. The paintings of nudes use calligraphic mark making and often Fauvist colour to convey the idea of human energy and presence. Instead the woodcuts often reference iconic characters, heroes and anti heroes or animal behaviours to examine our own actions and choices which make up our "stories" and contexts giving a more modern twist to the morals of life events often found in myths and legends.
I'm passionate about art, always ‘swimming’ in two directions, savage and controlled, humorous and poignant, painterly and graphic.
Studied at Exeter College of Art And Design
Nov 84 Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter - Exhibiting in the Printmaker’s Exhibition
Oct 84 - Sept 85 Member of the A/P Print Studio - set up by a group of friends. Working evenings and helping teach beginners to raise funds.
Dec 84 - Jan 85 Playhouse Theatre, Epsom - One Man Exhibition of paintings and etchings
Jun 2001 Shared exhibition space - Narthax Gallery, Kings Road, Chelsea
Mar 2011 Group exhibition - Settimana Bianca Genoa
Ott 2013 Group exhibition - Domus Talenti Roma
Nov 2014 Group exhibition - Pittura Donna - Conca D'Oro - Roma
Mar 2015 Group exhibition - Autoritratti- Gruppo Pittori Internazionale, Roma
Mag 2016 Group exhibition - Gruppo Pittori Uniti per la Pittura, Roma
Giu 2017 Group exhibition - Meuf Gallery, Roma
Dic 2017 Group exhibition - Muef Gallery, Roma
Ott 2018 Group exhibition - Uno Gallery Berlino - Omaggio al Paesaggio
Ott 2018 Group exhibition - Virus Gallery, Roma
Ott 2018 Group exhibition - Artist’s Studio Rome Borgo Pio
Dic 2018 Group exhibition- Gallery Uno Berlin - Il Nudo
Ott 2021 RAW - Rome Art Week - Open Studios
Giu 2022 RIS Arts & Crafts Fair - Rome
Events at Rome Art Week
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