I am an Artist, Painter, Writer, Poet , Illustrator, Professional Creative
Many of my paintings depict richly detailed scenes and reflect my own deep interest in the lives of people and their work. I believe that….. Lives are not ordinary – all our lives and the way we live them and interact with our environment are important. I hold up a mirror to people and situations.
I spend a lot of time on Dartmoor painting the scenes and wildlife, and on and by the rivers Exe, Teign and Dart in Devon. In Cornwall, I enjoy exploring the coves and cliff paths, the beaches and Ports.
Another of my loves is rural France. Initially invited over by Monaco Fine Arts in the early 90’s to paint the scenery of Southern France and Northern Italy; I developed a love of the area and spend as much time as possible exploring and painting in the wine regions particularly.
I was invited out to paint on Tresco. The famed sub-tropical Abbey Gardens, and wonderfully diverse geography of this sacred Isle always provide a rich vein of inspiration for me. I now regularly exhibit there.
I studied at Dundee College of Art from 1974…. finishing my postgraduate studies there in 1979.
I have been exhibited at the Scottish Royal Watercolour Society,
the Royal Watercolour Society, and the Royal Institute.
Also in numerous galleries in towns across England, Scotland and Wales.
My work has also been exhibited and in private collections in Europe, America,
Canada and Japan.
I have received sponsorship from Rosenstiel’s Fine Art Publishers, London,
residencies at Grizedale, and Farringdon. My paintings have been published
by Rosenstiel’s, Medici and Parnassus.
Thank you for taking the time to look, as you well know, every artist needs a creative empathic audience.
Through you the viewer, the work may then come to have a life of its own , beyond the artist. It is as a baby, born of the painter, who is but a creative instrument of the Divine, through whom a tune is played, my joy is in picking up the tune, and playing with it.
Quite literally I hear a beat, sounds, which are translated onto canvas, thus my inner ear is involved, as much as, my inner eye. Ever is this process renewing, and I feel guided, and held by it. In all I do I never sense the ‘me’, just a collaborative,’ we’ 🙂 The painting then, is adopted by you, the viewer, and through you, by life itself. This is the nature of a ‘soul painting’s’ journey, down through the ages . Held and loved by its successive caretakers, sometimes passed down over generations, of the same family who are in tune with it.
The painting, through this repeated, loving, viewing, is filled with these emotional vibrations, which are pure energy. This is what you sense and feel when you look at great art., it touches your soul. Initially, the heart and soul, of the artist, went into the making of it, though, I sense it was never his/hers anyway. All work I surrender back to the Divine, when it has finished ‘speaking’ with me, sometimes this may take many years, before the beat cessates.
This for me, is an essence of life, the quality of our loving interaction, with everything, for everything, is Divine, and has a sentient consciousness; which when we interact empathically with, can and does, communicate with us, on intensely subtle levels. in this, there is an aspect of the exquisite, which then manifests, creating our future. Ever do we have a duty of care, to send out only the highest, and the best, that we can; as artists to paint our canvases filled with light, in this eternal moment, for all suffering humanity. We are stewards of this planet, and have a divine duty, to care for all of life…
The Divine In Art
“Beauty in painting ever lifts
the heart and soul a wondrous
energy resides within exquisite
works ever connecting to the
essence of our cells bringing life
to all form such a wonder
such a privilege to co-create
in this divine act each image a
perfection when we come from
sacred understanding and surrender all
to God becoming a sacred instrument
as we manifest and weave the fabric
of our craft adding infinitesimal
strokes of joy upon our canvas
an illumined picture unfolds as
divine imagination leads
us in ways of profound truth
ever inspiring us in this divine act
of co-creation such blessings divine
are accorded to us all when we
make each mark as a votive
offering to all life ah the distilling
of life;s beauty a truly divine act..”Au
ever the joy through sublimation
of feeling guided and lovingly led
such a joy in this sacred interaction
through the medium of canvas and paint..
Grace and Gratitude for taking the time to get this far:)
26 August 1956
The Studio 17 Maple Rd. St.Thomas, EX4 1BN Exeter, Devon
Scholarships from the British Council to Budapest Fine Art Academy,
and the Elizabeth Greenshield scholarship twice from Montreal, Canada.
I wish Agape, Peace, Light and Equality for All. Meeting and sharing, the joy of the journey, stimulating conversations, laughter, good humour, Lively, loving souls, from around the world. To travel, and create new work, to Inspire and be Inspired by others. To become absorbed in and reflect, through my writing, painting and poetry, communities, and their culture…. throughout the world. To immerse myself with aid related projects, with like minded souls. Help create opportunities for others, for them to explore their essences with life.
Vegetarianism, herbalism, Organic gardening, roses, reading, hiking, travel, swimming in sea and streams, music Sharing journeys, writing, poetry and stories, spirituality, people, animals, birds and insects, learning about new cultures, Life itself, and all its infinitely variable and wonderful aspects, I find of consuming interest.