Artist Statement -

Most of the time my work is rooted in an exploration of structure, by nature and the landscapes of Northern Ireland where I grew up or Essex where I now live.
Structurally the handling of the materials is very physical with the stretchers frequently becoming more sculptural or sculptures becoming painterly. Painting can sometimes be seen as passively hanging on the wall out of the way so to counter this viewpoint many of my works inhabit the space much more, from heavy relief to working fully in the round.
Nature and landscape is never far away from my thoughts and being part of nature is what has enabled us to develop a sense of culture, so when I paint what may at first look like a conventional portrait, you will soon see that the sitter is a part of the landscape; they have had a hand in forming each other.

Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

09 Galerie de Art Moderna Alba, Ferrara, Italy

06 Transit- Foundry arts pub, London

02 Recent work- Platform BR gallery, London

02 Celt O’Maniac- Stables gallery, London

01 Arrested land- Arthouse gallery, Lewisham London

00 Rested land- Bull gallery, Barnet London

99 Paul J. Cairns at- Stables gallery, London

International Group Exhibitions:

06+07 +10 Lessedra Gallery, Bulgaria

04 Art Expo- Javits Centre, New York, U. S. A.

04 SCALA, Macrides Art Centre, Larnaca, Cyprus

01-3 International art- Australia

99 Togetherness- St Christopher Hall, Barbados

UK Group Exhibitions include:

14 Open, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow

14 Gatehouse Modern, Eastgate Gallery, Harlow

13 En Plein Air, Chelsea Town Hall, London

11 South London Group, Black Heath Gallery, London

10 SOAS, Surrey Open Arts Studios, Thames Ditton

09 Salon Show, Piece Hall, Halifax

09 South London Group, Redgate Gallery, London

07&14 Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham

07 Disposable Fetish, Nunnery Gallery London

06 BATSA, Nunnery gallery, London

05 CEOS, John Jones Gallery, London

04 Barrow-lands, Euroart Gallery, London

04 Open Studios, bow arts trust, London

03 Mythic Mushroom, Sheridan Russell Gallery, Baker St London

03 Instigations, R.K.Burt Gallery, London Bridge London

03 Collector’s 60 Show, J. Grange Fine Art, Finchley London

02 West Lancashire Open- Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk Lancashire

02 Challenge the Nail- Salon des Arts, Kensington London

01 Fri 13th- Beaconsfield Contempory Art Gallery, Vauxhall London

00 Hot pepper sauce- Basildon district library Gallery, Touring exhibition.

99 Painted Forest, Mill Lane Gallery, West Hampstead London

98 Mint- The Round Chapel, London

97 AFV2- Millinery Works Gallery, Islington London

97 Fresher view- B.A.D.I. Gallery at Towngate Theatre, Basildon

Public and corporate collections:

06 1 work- Foundry collection, London

03 1 work- Paintings in Hospitals, collection England. Patron HRH: The Prince of Wales

98 4 works- Lloyds-TSB Bank, Cardnet House Essex

Private collections in; France, N.Ireland, Rep-Ireland, England, Scotland, Taiwan, Korea, Switzerland.

Artist in residence:

09 Malden DSME, model railway line, studios Thames Ditton

summer 09, drawing, painting & prints

02 Welsh Harp Nature Reserve & University of East London.

Land art project (Repeated 03 with BACES)

99 Tropical Jam- Silver Sands Barbados

painting/drawing workshops with 12-15 year olds

99 Gladstone Park & Hayloft G London

Landart workshops with general interest adult students & exhibition

98 New College Basildon Essex

Land art & painting tutorials with Foundation students...

Artist Publications


Artist Collections

Lloyds TSB, Basildon, Essex- 4 works
Paintings in Hospitals, Menier Gallery, London- 1 work
Foundry, Old Street, London- 1 work
Jonathan Grange (Collector), London - 6 works

other private sales - 38 works

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