My retirement from lecturing and the completion of an RIBA award winning studio has enabled me to concentrate fully on my own work. Covid isolation furthered a sense of urgency in my creativity and curiosity. Whether drawing myself or drawing my grandsons or setting up a still life, having a purpose build/designed studio has become vital to my practice. Observations, obsessions, distractions, abstractions fuel a programme of discovery within its confines. I am bringing the natural world, literally, into my studio - eg dandelions and a clod of earth, the latter my homage to Durer.
Recently I have been using photography as my main tool. Pencil and paper will, however, always be critical to my practice. Photography enables me to 'catch a moment'. My drawings by contrast take weeks and months of intense concentration. I value both ways of observing the world. One informs the other.
I trained as a painter at the Royal College of Art during 1962-65. Computer studies at Middlesex University in 1992 became an important part of my analytical drawing practice. It enabled me to explore other means of 'seeing'. I taught drawing on the BA Drawing course at Camberwell College of Art, UAL, 1999 -2019.
In 2018 I was a contributing artist to the History of Drawing exhibition at Camberwell College of Art, UAL.
I am not currently seeking to exhibit outside of my own studio. Should people wish to see my work however, they are most welcome and can make an appointment via email.