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Introduction   I originally started as a figurative artist on my BA Fine Art at Leeds University. I then went on to train as a film director at the Royal College of Art School of Film and Television on the MA course, believing this to be a natural progression of my representational art work. Since then I have worked in the film industry as a film studio executive and in film acquisitions, development and as a creative producer. In 2008, realising that I missed the tactile, felt process of making an image, I returned to visual art and am now, in parallel with my work in film, drawing, painting, etching and sculpting.
 
Education   1977 BA Hons Fine Art, Leed University  
1980 MA.RCA Film and Television, Royal College of Art  
2010 Society of Portrait Sculptors Masterclass with Brian Taylor  
2010 Society of Portrait Sculptors Masterclass with Etienne Milner  
2011 Portrait Painting Masterclass with Anastasia Pollard  
2011 Society of Portrait Sculptors Masterclass with Etienne Milner
 
Selected Commissions   2009/10 - four portrait commissions  
2011 - 'Ellie' commission  
2012 - 'Derek Wyatt'  
2013 - portrait of nude couple - confidential  
2013 - 4 nude portraits - confidential
 
Group Exhibitions   2008 - Chelsea Art Society  
2008 - The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries  
2009 - Affordable Art Fair  
2009 - 'Nude' exhibition at Cricket Fine Art, London  
2009 - The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries  
2010 - Affordable Art Fair  
2010 - Chelsea Art Society  
2010 - Real Broadgate  
2011 - Chelsea Art Society
 
Solo Exhibitions   2014 - Rhythm Of Line. 3rd - 9th February. 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QX. Joint exhibition with Jane Lacy Hodge.
 
Artist's Statement   I aim to capture not only a close physical likeness to the sitter, but a sense of their character and mood - with lyricism and sensitivity. (I can guarantee a close likeness). I also aim to produce a beautiful and enduring object in the work. Inspired by imagery that combines the spiritual, sacred and sensual, I am particularly drawn to the great draftsmen and Middle Eastern/Asian sculpture. I am now working toward a more defined vision which could become more narrative and iconic.
 
 

Statement      I prefer to work from life, but would be happy to refer to sketches and photographs in addition to sittings. We would need to have an initial meeting at the proposed setting of the portrait, if appropriate - to agree on our modus operandi, taking the wishes, requirements and availability of the sitter in to account. We would also decide on the size, technique, tone and mood of the work, and the time scale involved.  
 
I am based in central London and prepared to travel and to ship work - as required.

 

Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Drawings   From 900    $null
  Head and Shoulders   From 1000    $null
Half LengthFrom 1200 $null
3/4 LengthFrom 1500 $null
Full LengthFrom 2000 $null
Double PortraitFrom 2500 $null
Group PortraitFrom 5000 $null
AnimalsFrom 1000 $null
 
 
The Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
(in the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire directly with us for more specific quotes.
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