I live and work on the edge of Constable Country on the Essex/Suffolk borders in Colchester with it’s magnificent castle. As well as the beautiful Stour Valley there are gloriously muddy creeks and estuaries and a changing coastline nearby. Meditatively walking and looking in these places provide the hook for a painting exploration in the studio. I am a landscape painter but of the inner weather as well as that which I am walking through.

Recently looking in wonder at Turner’s Norham Castle in the Tate I decided to follow his tour in Northumberland, visiting many of the castles he drew. These fortresses are not only magnificent in themselves but are deeply significant with their layers of history but also because in their time  they provided protection, defence and security, resonating with me following a bereavement.

I am not making a representational image of a view but I’m trying to get back to that feeling behind the glimpse, that sharp intake of breath, that conversation or moment of solace- the emotional experience of passing through.


Recent Selected Exhibitions


Art Fair East with ArtCan East Anglia 

The Minories -CAS Winter Exhibition

Geedon Gallery- Artists of Today and tomorrow

142 Gallery-Take Five 

The Leper Chapel Cambridge- Sanctuary with ArtCan East Anglia

Spring CAS exhibition at Benham Gallery


Art:Oasis -Making the Landscape

Navistitch-Sail Loft

Moverons- solo exhibition


Geedon Gallery- Anniversary Autumn Exhibition

Ardleigh Open Studios

North House Gallery-A Cornucopia

Art: Oasis-The Big Summer Exhibition

ArtCan group show-The News Building- Stories 01, 


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