My main creative focus during recent years has been painting, using photography as an integral part of the process. This has resulted in a significant body of work, from which many pieces have been selected for exhibition, including a solo show in London and in various group exhibitions including the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.
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My practice explores two key areas - the figure and the urban environment. During walks through the city I take images on camera or phone, later to be refined and honed digitally in the studio before commencing painting on paper, board or canvas. The resulting works shows urban life in dramatic colour and shade. This further develops the 19th century idea of the Flaneur - the observer of contemporary urban life, the ultimate urban explorer. My solo show ‘Urban Narratives’ further developed these themes, showing many works from my urban series.