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The Artist

Bio

I endeavour to bring contemplative energy through my paintings to enable a reaction, a conversation, between the artist and the viewer. My paintings may even become an independent personality with which to engage.

I enjoy the play of colour, or indeed the lack of colour, and of texture, as I like to paint on paper, wood as well as the usual canvas.

I would like you to think of my paintings as having mystery yet transcendence, are unsubstantial yet full of life.

Inspiration comes from many sources, and the forms you see undergo substantial transformation as they evolve on the painted surface.

I have studied still life painting, Japanese brush painting as well as studio photography and tapestry. I have benefited from the Turps art school mentoring course. I have experience in art photography, commercial photography, textile design and tapestry, and draw on a wide range of creative sources around the world.

I also enjoy writing about art and have published a number of articles, such as in Art of England (now ceased publication).

I enjoy exhibiting my work and meeting people who have an interest in art. My work is in private collections in a number of countries.

Mike