Artist's history, inspiration and achievement to date:
I was born in York in 1970.
Received a BTEC National Diploma, Merit at York College of Art and Design and completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree at The University of Brighton in 1994, where I specialised in fine art printmaking.
Today I create multi layered prints by carving out lino and etching zinc plate with nitric acid.
I enjoy the material qualities of both processes and my work is very much influenced by the great Japanese printmakers who display sensual line, limited colour and strong structure.
Within the 'traditions' of print, I question established methods of printmaking and approach it knowing there is no boundry, but the potential to be innovative.
As an expanding medium I continue to customise/develop print to suit my own intentions.
'My subject is the urban landscape.
Of man who 'sets the scene' and the 'role' nature has to play.
All my work is supported by drawing and I draw inspiration from observing my local culture, landscape and history.
Daily activities such as walking my son to school, and cycling to my rural childhood home on the outskirts of York to work in my studio, enable me to observe and document what is an important part of my life.
2010 ‘Selectors prize’. Best print in show.
The North Lincolnshire National Print Open Ropewalk Gallery, Hull.
2010 Best entry, Dover prize, Darlington Arts Centre
2009 Best picture depicting ‘Sustainablity’, Defra
2002 Best in show, Ripley Castle, North Yorkshire
Millbank House, House of Lords, London
Lime and Ice Project, Sutton Bank National Park Centre
Axis, contemporary art site, Leeds
Banking sectors, London. Represented by The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Harrowell and Shaftoe Solicitors
Art in Hospitals, (seven prints) Selby
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2012, 'Scope of nature', The New Schoolhouse gallery, York
2010, Solo. West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield
2006. Solo. Kikleatham Hall, Redcar
2002. Adze Gallery, York
2002. 1997. Pyramid Gallery, York
1997. Solo. University of York
1997. 1996. Solo. Grassington Arts Festival, Skipton
1996. Solo. Nightingale Gallery, Lotherton Hall, Leeds
1996. Barbican Centre, York
2012, Royal Academy Summer Show, London
2012, 'Edge of the World', Masham Gallery
2012, 'White Horse Revisited', Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk
2011 November. ING 'Discerning Eye' Exhibition, London
2011 ‘Flat Cap and Whippet’, West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield.
2011 ‘Summer Show’, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk.
2011 ‘Impression’, Masham Gallery, North Yorkshire.
2011 ‘Freedom to Create’, Studio Eleven, Fruitmarket, Hull.
2010 ‘One’, The New Schoolhouse Gallery, York.
2010 ‘RAW’ The Royal Academy Summer Show, London.
2010 ‘20:20’ Small Picture Show, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk.
2010 ‘Navigation’ The New Schoolhouse Gallery, York.
For further information please refer to my C.V
hand made small edition prints