I am a self-taught artist, and enjoy discovering different ways of depicting the world around me, from
expansive landscapes, to dramatic underwater views and intimate still lifes.
Originally a historian of art and architecture, then a curator and consultant in the architectural field, I
turned later in life towards the direct experience of creating artworks myself.
I work predominantly in acrylics or oils on canvas, but I also explore the use of other materials. I
enjoy using colour to enhance and add drama to a painting and so help communicate my artistic
vision, as well as bringing energy and vitality to my new series of abstracted landscape paintings.
These landscape paintings embrace a sense of spirituality, and a love of colour as well as a passion
for paint itself. Although nature remains fundamental to my practice, each work shows a different
personal perspective and vision.
My aim as a painter is to express the hidden beauty I find in objects and scenes, offering the viewer
a personal interpretation of the world where our individual sensibilities might meet.
Career History in Architectural sphere
Rick Mather Architects, London (Public Relations and Archive Manager)
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (Consultant)
London Open House, Architecture Link, London (Consultant)
The James Stirling Foundation, London (Curator)
Michael Wilford and Partners Limited (Public Relations and Archive Manager)
Kingston University, Kingston, Surrey
BA First Class Honours from the School of Combined Studies, in History of Art, Architecture &
Design, and in History of Ideas
Società Dante Alighieri, Rome
Diploma in History of Italian Art & Architecture, 200 BC to 1900 AD
Université de la Sorbonne, Paris
Diploma in History of French Art & Architecture, and French Literature
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