I am engaged in an ongoing series of paintings which aim to depict an atmosphere (or mood) through a partly fictional or imagined view and a degree of attachment to the facts. The ‘impossible’ view is successful if it appears entirely plausible. The figurative subjects for the paintings are a blend of fact and fiction. Real people are painted differently or imagined people are painted as stand-ins for real people. Still life objects are also stand-ins for people, scenarios or moods. The paintings are neither purely fact nor fiction. They are ‘a’ fiction.
b 1976, living and working in West Sussex. Attended Bath art college. Works in private collections around the world. This summer and autumn there will be four showings of my work, full details of which can be found on my website.
Venue: The Mill Studio, New House Farm Barns, Ford Lane, Ford, Arundel, West Sussex. BN18 0EF
Also at The Victoria Institute, 10 Tarrant Street, Arundel BN18 9DG
Exhibiting: 5th-8th Aug at the Mill Studio + 26th-30th Aug at The Victoria Institute