I am an eternal experimenter (if there's such a word). I see something and I think, how can I use that in a work of art? What will this or that piece do if I include it on a canvas? As a result I went through a series of what I call, Bling paintings. This included using anything that glittered, plus some other interesting bits and bobs. I have posted 3 of the works here. Hope you like them.
One of the wonderful things about Africa, is the colour. The colour of the land, the sky, the mountains and the people. Colour vibrates in Africa - rich oranges, deep purples, the intense blue of the sky on a Summer's day and the inky black at night. And the people of Africa, both black and white, wear those colours like a badge.
The Kwa-Zulu Natal area is particularly rich in colour. The tropical vegetation and the damp heat bring out the most vibrant colours imaginable. This pastell of two Zulu dancers is typical of that richness.
I was born in the North of England and came to South Africa 49 years ago and Cape Town has been my home since then. After studying and working at the West of England College of Art and Bristol University, I worked as a creative visualiser in a studio in Bristol. Whilst working in Europe I received commissions for interiors of large corporation offices and designed the exhibition stand at the Hanover International Fair. I have exhibited in Richmond, Western-Super-Mare and the Crain Calman Gallery in Knightsbridge. I also had work on show at the Barnes Gallery in London and in 1981 my work was exhibited in Moscow. Since coming to South Africa, I have done numerous portraits of some well know people.