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Having trained in the Sixties at the cusp of figurative and colour field painting I feel I am in the unique position, like Janus, of looking both ways towards abstraction, but with the bonus of a traditional academic background.
Like many artists, I became a teacher, and worked, mainly in the Sixth Form sector for 36 years. During this time I also took an M.A. in Art History at Sussex University.
I find that knowledge of the background to painting helps me in my practice.
My painting did turn its back on abstraction, as the world is a complex place for me to try to describe. I paint what I like; this ranges from beauty in nature to the way in which nature and man destroy the environment.
After retiring from full time work I have been fortunate enough to have worked as a freelance artists/educator at The Lightbox in Woking, but also and more frequently at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, where I not only have the opportunity to see wonderful artworks on a regular basis, meet singular academics but also help to enable visitors to realise their own art practice.