About Me

I am a practising artist based in Ipswich, working in various media including acrylics, oils, pastels and Chinese ink, as well as pen and pencil.

My works have appeared in various galleries and shows in Ipswich, including Town Hall Galleries, The Freudian Sheep, Subterranean Arts, Prettys Solicitors and Kerseys Solicitors.

I usually work from a studio in my back garden, where sometimes I have exhibitions on my own or jointly with other artists.

I have painted portraits of three people who were serving as Ipswich mayors or had previously done so.

I have sold many works over the years.

My intellectual interests are in many areas of philosophy and history.   Some of my work has been either inspired from, or been inspiration for, my intellectual studies which sometimes have also been the subject of public talks.  My portrait of Marcus Aurelius was support for my talk on this famous Stoic Roman Emperor at Ipswich Town Hall and University of Suffolk in 2012.  My ‘Lame Deer’ 5 painting series in the Town Hall was the centre piece of a talk about this key Native American thinker in 2013, repeated several times since.  My painting of Framlingham Castle was a feature of my talk ‘From Siege to Sheeran’, originally made at the Castle itself in 2018 and repeated at Ipswich Institute and Christ Church.

If I was to be asked what is distinctive about me as a artist it would be that I engage as much as on the left hand side of the brain (intellectual/rational) as the right hand (creative) to decide upon and to move within my projects.  This process defines much of my subject matter and its expression.  But I leave it to others to give their views of my art! -There are some comments on the Testimonials page on my site which do just that.