I have been working as a visual artist for about twelve years, and have had five solo exhibitions. Previously I worked as an assistant landscape architect, in publishing and in horticultural administration as well as in other employment.
I graduated in Geography combined with Biology from the University of Sussex, and later studied Landscape Design at the University of Sheffield.
I am single and a Christian. My interests include reading and walking.
I have had lots of evidence that I have an identical twin or double, who looks virtually exactly the same as me, and impersonates me.
Possible Forthcoming Exhibition
'Spirituality in the Twenty-First Century.' Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham, Hampshire.
Dates: To be arranged.
October 2014. 'A Bee's View (British Orchids)'. Stubbington Library, Stubbington, Hampshire.
January 2013. 'Meanders in the New Forest'. Stubbington Library, Stubbington, Hampshire.
Sept-Oct 2011. 'Ducks and Dolphins - Going the Way of the Dodo?' Le Café Parisien, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
May-June 2011. 'Meanders in the New Forest'. Fareham Library, Fareham, Hampshire.
June-July 2010. 'Abundant Life' and 'Missing Presumed Extinct' Series. Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, Fareham, Hampshire.
2006. Group exhibition at Fareham College.
1998. Group exhibition of landscape architecture plans and drawings at the University of Sheffield Landscape Department.
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I seek to reduce negative impacts of my visual art on the environment, and also campaign to help the natural world.
Much of the energy I use is from a green supplier - electricity acquired from the wind and sun.
I seek to conserve resources, and use greener alternatives in some cases, for example I use oil paint brush cleaner made from oranges, and sell postcards made from recycled paper. I try now to use up leftover paint on other projects.
I try to get green photograph paper, ideally PEFC2 but sometimes FSC, and now usually provide statements about recyclability on cards made from photo paper.
I aim to get frames that are FSC wood or relatively environmental if other materials.
I often reuse paper and card and often reuse food plastic containers for paint mixing.
Some of my art has been created partly to raise awareness of environmental issues and future possible work could also include reused or recycled materials.