When I retired from a career in engineering, emanating from my love of inventing and experimenting, I expanded my hobby of woodwork and furniture restoration into woodturning where I began to appreciate artistic possibilities. This led me to discover a new life in painting, firstly with abstract art using the unusual and very colourful epoxy resin to create wildly abstract paintings out of my sub consciousness, and later with acrylics. A series on the cosmos followed together with a further abstract range on asymmetrically shaped canvasses which added a sculptural twist to the work.
I then ventured into the world of watercolours which I find uplifting and captivating. I now paint an inspirationally evolving range of subjects: seascapes, sunsets, townscapes, and landscapes. The web site demonstrates the enormously varied style and content of my work from over the last few years. I hope you enjoy it.
I am an actively involved in Tavistock Group of Artists, (http://www.tgartists.co.uk), Buckland Art Group, and Drawn to the Valley (http://www.drawntothevalley.co.uk)and participate in Open Studios in late August. For several years I have designed and set up the exhibition layouts for these groups. I also have varied work continuously on show at Cafe Liaison (Church Lane) and Donellas (Paddons Row), Tavistock.
Buckland Art Group, Village Hall, Buckland Monochorum, Devon. PL20 7NQ. 1-3 May 2015
Solo Exhibition, "Works for Me", Art at the Works,Stephen Whettem Architects, 3 Dolvin Rd, Tavistock. PL19 9EA. 23 – 31 May 2015.(www.howsart.co.uk)
Tavistock Group of Artists, Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock Devon, PL19 0AU. 24 – 28 June 2015 (http://www.tgartists.co.uk)
Drawn to the Valley Exhibition, Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock Devon, PL19 0AU. 5 – 9 August 2015 . (http://www.drawntothevalley.co.uk)
"OPEN STUDIOS", Drawn to the Valley, Court Farmhouse, Lamerton, Tavistock, PL19 8RW Devon, 28 August – 6 September, 2015. (http://www.drawntothevalley.co.uk)