I am a contemporary artist living in Todmorden. The main artworks I produce are imaginative figurative paintings. I also produce sculptures and photography. I have lived in Todmorden, West Yorkshire for the past 33 years where I have my studio.
I attended Art College in the 1970s. I started working in my present style in 1990, exhibiting work from 1995 onwards. I now have more than 150 paintings in private collections.
Using watercolours, inks, gouache and pencil, I produce imaginative, theatrical narrative paintings, inspired by nature, music, stories, folklore and myths. I use a variety of symbols and animal images to represent characters and ideas in my paintings. My paintings are all water based. The images vary from A5 up to A1 in size. The framed sizes are from 48cm x 45cm to 80cm x 100cm. The works are all professionally framed.
Many different artists influence my work – Outsider Art, the COBRA art group, David Jones, Ken Kiff, Alan Davie, Stanley Spencer, John Piper, Mary Fedden, Shani Rhys James, Dieter Roth, David Shrigley, Cornelia Parker.....
Oil on panel | Framed unglazed<br />
h 16cm x w 12cm x d 2cm | 170g<br />
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