I came to painting later in life having started with a brief spell in art school, followed by a long and enjoyable diversion in direct response marketing for magazines and newspapers. I then spend many years as an old master copyist in the days when people would rather have a fake Monet on the wall than take the risk of buying something original. Some examples of my more ambitious copies are shown on this website.
I have always been drawn to the anthropomorphic feel of inanimate objects, and wanted to get away from the conventional still life while still using some of the skills that I learned copying other artists’ work. I am also very interested in the quality of light. Sometimes the surreal paintings have some inner meaning or significance and others are simply an arrangement of objects that appeal to me.
Corcoran School of Art, Washington DC
Heatherley’s School of Art, London