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The images I create have, over time, become abstract in nature, and yet are defined by an observation of natural and organic forms in the landscape. Abstraction is experiencing the ‘absence of subject' or the 'freedom from subject'. This eliminates the ‘security' of a recognisable form or even a focal point, thus causing the viewer to involve their own imagination in resolving the image, declining the 'challenge' or, indeed creating their own interpretation. This approach also includes my titles which give little or no clue to my inspiration. Likewise the work itself comes from my sub-conscious, with little or no intention or planning, and I seldom try to determine which direction the paint will flow from one day to the next.

My works are intended to involve the viewer and I have tried to introduce an element of journey within them, with points of entry and departure. I try to reveal aesthetic appeal in unlikely places and ask the viewer to consider things otherwise ignored.  

I tend to work in 'threads', picking up on a whim. My current work has taken its inspiration from mosaics, stained glass and the landscape; rock pools, dunes (towans in Cornwall), the ocean, moors, standing stones, cairns, the remains of ancient settlements and old mining activity which has left its mark, in this instance in Penwith in Cornwall. With these works I have tried to create jewel like, colour saturated images filled with movement in order to entice the viewer in.

Not all of my current work can be found on this site at any one time as I am creating a portfolio of work for a future exhibition.

My work changes when  I feel either an end to a creative path signalling a desire to move on, either forward or even back. I work as I feel at any time refusing to be constrained by the concept of work 'evolving'.

If you wish to visit the studio in Ely, 20 miles north of Cambridge, please contact me beforehand to make an appointment. Please remember that work is best viewed in life and that no computer monitor will do it justice. 

All work on the website is sold unframed, securely packed and will be sent FREE OF CHARGE by courier (tracked and insured) to Mainland UK. For other destinations please ask for a quote for shipping. If you would like to buy any of the work on this website please contact me through the contact link on the front page for prices and for details on how to pay.

For work in 'Trace Elements' please contact my Gallery, Little Van Gogh at info@littlevangogh.co.uk for details and prices. 

Work is regularly uploaded - please bookmark this site and return frequently.

 

Exhibitions

2024 The Yard - Newnham Street, Ely, Cambs.
Morr & Co. (Fleet) - Flagship House, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 4WP.
2023 Babylon Arts Winter Exhibition - Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambs
Mundipharma International - Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge.
Forsters - Hill Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5LS.
The Judge Business School - Trumpington Street, Cambridge.
Butterfield Bank - Glategney Esplanade, St.Peter Port, Guernsey.
2022 Cambridge Open Art Exhibition - Swavesey Village College, Cambs.
Paris Smith - London Road, Southampton.
AgFe - Baker Street, London W1U 8E.
Oliver Wyman - Baker Street, London W1U 8EW.
Fiander Tovell Chartered Accountants - The Avenue, Southampton.
2021 Twitter Art Exhibit 2021 - Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Babylon Arts Summer Exhibition - Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambs.
2020 Twitter Art Exhibit 2020 - William H. Miller Studios & Fine Art, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA.
2019 Twitter Art Exhibit 2019 - Out Of The Blue, Edinburgh, Scotland.
2018 East Anglian Landscapes - The Apex, Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk.
Cambridge Open Art Exhibition - Swavesey Village College, Cambs.
Connections Open 2018 - The Maltings, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk.
Ely Art Society Summer Exhibition - The Hayward Theatre, The Gallery, Ely, Cambs.
Cambridge Open Studios - Weekends 1, 2, 3 & 4
The Old Fire Engine House 50th Summer Exhibition - The Old Fire Engine House, Ely, Cambs.
NT Wicken Fen Pop Up Gallery - NT Wicken Fen, Wicken, Cambs.
Isle of Ely Arts Festival Pop Up Gallery - Jubilee Gardens, Ely, Cambs.
Twitter Art Exhibit 2018 - Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
2017 Christmas Open Studio - Ely, Cambs.
Art Fusion - Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambs.
Cambridge Open Studios - Weekends 1, 2, 3 & 4
Twitter Art Exhibit 2017 - The Arts House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.
Double Vision - Reflections on the landscape - The Old Fire Engine House, Ely, Cambs.
2016 Cambridge Open Art Exhibition - Swavesey Village College, Cambs.
Cambridge Open Studios - Weekends 2, 3 & 4
Twitter Art Exhibit 2016 - Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, USA.
2015 Advent - Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambs.
Cambridge Open Studios - Weekends 1, 3 & 4
Cambridge Open Studios Eastern Preview Exhibition - Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambs.
2014 Advent - Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambs.
Babylon Craft and Design Showcase - Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambs.
2001 CRC Open - Open Space Gallery, Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge