Beautiful paintings for beautiful spaces
Who am I?
Well I'm a Painter.... I have been since I was able to pick up a brush and make a mess with paint. Born in Cambridgshire, I then moved to Nottinghamshire, before settling in Leicestershire as a young boy. So back then, I guess you could call me a Midlander - if you wanted to. I attended an all boys, fee paying Grammar, until I was sixteen and after being told to leave, as art was not their thing (I was obviously excelling at art and failing my academics), I continued my A Levels in a Community College, before taking a Foundation course in art, in my home town of Loughborough. I then went on to study a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting at Loughborough College of Art & Design, graduating in 1997.
Since that time, I have lived all over the country and as the art world is so challenging to get a foot hold in, I've worked many jobs, from a Senior Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, to a Teacher, a Local Authority Officer and running different charities in London. In order to do those jobs, I gained qualifications, that included a PGCE in Key Stage 2/3 Design & Technology, a Level 6 Certificate in Management and Leadership, an MBA in Educational Leadership (International) and a First Class Honors on another MBA in Business, that I studied at the same time as the other MBA. It's true that everyone learns at different stages, at their own pace and in their own time. I'm currently the General Manager for Autograph's galleries in London, ensuring they are as good as they can be for everyone that steps through the door. I have now lived in London since 2007 and I currently live in an old factory in Hackney, which is where my studio is.
I don't have a particular style, nor am I part of a genre. However, the fibonacci spiral and ratios have been an inspiration to me, allowing a structure for my artwork, whilst I paint freely with no set goal in mind. An abstract piece of work can reveal the subconcious and clarify the 'now'. However, a figurative portrait can create an interest, a controversy and capture moments in real time. One is not better than the other. I also paint landscapes. These landscapes are mostly made in Spain, where I have a 600 year old house in the second highest village, beneath the highest mountain in mainland Spain. My paintings of the landscapes provide me with meditative moments, in a peaceful retreat, that I've yet to feel rivalled anywhere else. There, I paint what I see and choose colours and tones based on the light I feel. However, I prefer to not be put in a box and associated with a particular genre. I'm making art. I'm painting. Call my style whatever you like!
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Where I Am
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