Bio:

I turned professional artist in the summer of 2011 on completing the Portraiture diploma at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea.  Prior to that I had an international business career, drawing and painting as an amateur when I could find the time.

Now, as a figurative artist, I work from a studio in Chelsea.  Whilst commissioned portraits in oil are my main focus, I like to vary his work with drawing, life sketching and, to really loosen up, plein air landscape painting.  I get a lot of fun running the monthly plein air outing for the Society of Fulham Artist & Potters (SoFAP) and recently participated as a wildcard entry in Sky Art’s 'Landscape Artist of the Year' competition.

I am also an active member of the Lots Road Group, formed in 2014, which mounts an annual "themed" portraiture exhibition, featuring a written narrative to accompany each painting.  

                                                           

Artist’s Statement:

Aim for colours that sing, tones that provide drama, marks that are carefully considered and you hope to end up with a painting that looks good on any wall.  Throw in a watchful examination of your sitter’s features, movements and soul, adjusted with just a touch of exaggeration and you might even have an engaging likeness.

Exhibitions:    

2012                  Final Year group exhibition, Heatherleys

2012                  Exhibition for Atul Vohora’s book launch

                           “Painting The Human Figure”

2014                  Lots Road Group annual exhibition, “Motherhood”, Chelsea

2014                  Pinto Rapido Exhibition at Chelsea Town Hall

2014                  SoFAP group exhibition at Fulham Library

2015                  Lots Road Group annual exhibition, “Portrayed!”, Chelsea

2015                  Ditto at KPMG HQ

2015                  Ditto at Oxford University

2015                  SoFAP group exhibition at Hammersmith Town Hall

2015                  Pinto Rapido Exhibition at Chelsea Town Hall

2015                  Exhibition for Maggie Jennings book launch

                           “Fine Art Screen Printing”

2016                  Lots Road Group annual exhibition,

                           “The Art of Reading”, Waterstones WC1

2016                  SoFAP group exhibition at Fulham Library

2017                  Pinto Rapido Exhibition at Chelsea Town Hall

2017                  Lots Road Group annual exhibition,

                           “The Art of Reading”, Heatherleys

2017                  SoFAP group exhibition at Fulham Library

 

Bibliography:

Vohora, Atul , Painting the Human Figure: Ideas and Perception.  Crowood Press 2012.  2 paintings included.

Jennings, Maggie, Fine Art Screenprinting.  Crowood Press – 2016. 1 Screen print included.