Art college in the 1960s (graphic design and photography), taught film animation at Birmingham Polytechnic in early 1970s, graphic designer 1977-1986, full-time FE lecturer in Art & Design 1986-2006, proper artist since 2006.
Have a studio at Phoenix Art Space in Brighton but also work from home.
Major personal influence was Monica Ross.
Others include Godard, Raoul Coutard, Cartier Bresson etc. etc. etc.
Photography: I tend to produce work in a number of series which have no cut-off point although a recent work entitled Words was limited to only twenty-five (plus) photographs. I also photograph other artists' work for them.
Painting: In 2011, I started a series of paintings which share a common theme: that of tunes that were in my head on waking each morning. I kept a record of the tunes for five years so have a potential of over 1800 canvases to paint. I have, so far, completed one-hundred and eighteen (Nov 2020).
Exhibitions: I exhibit when I can but not very good at instigation. Tend to favour open studios or group exhibitions in Phoenix Art Space. Participated in two Open Houses (2000 and 2015) and the House Open exhibition in 2011.
Phoenix Art Space:
Morning Tunes—The First 45. (2020),
Haiku (2019), Editions (2019, Present Tense (2017), A3 (2014)
APEC Studios Open Studios Exhibitions, Hove:
Window on the World (2011), An Inadvertent Collector (2010), My life as a self-portrait (2010), Extra Ordinary Objects (2008), Looking Up, (2009), Books (2008)
2008 Storage (solo show) Freeman Centre, University of Sussex
2007 Friese Greene Gallery, Brighton. Relay (group show) Title Roll (video installation)
2005 Pilot. Boxes 1-12. eta. exhibition space, Hove
2000 Lenz (group show) Coast. Open House
1998 Fragments (solo exhibition). Contact Gallery, Brighton Media Centre.
1998 Coast (solo exhibition). The Grange Museum & Art Gallery, Rottingdean.
1998 Sussex Open, 1996 Sussex Open
From the series Morning Tunes: No.52. Verdi ‘s 'Labiano, ne’lieti calici' Liquitex on canvas, 40 x 40 cm. 2018. More info / Buy
NDE or the Alphaville Effect: Got To Keep Moving. 2015 Digital photograph. 83 x 124 cm. or A3+. More info / Buy
Twenty-five of the First 45 Morning Tunes. Liquitex on canvas. Each canvas: 40 x 40 cm.2015-2018. More info / Buy
From the series Morning Tunes: No.53. Up, Up and Away by The 5th Dimension. Liquitex on canvas, 40 x 40 cm. 2018. More info / Buy
From the series Morning Tunes: No.54. The Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles. Liquitex on canvas, 40 x 40 cm. 2018. More info / Buy
From the series Morning Tunes: No.13. Mélanie by Brigitte Bardot Liquitex on canvas, 40 x 40 cm. 2020. More info / Buy
Box No.1: I Feel Sanctified—Do They Know it's Christmas (Self-portrait in twelve boxes) Giclée print on matte Hahnemühle paper. 80 x 80 cm. 2007 More info / Buy
Perdio Challenge Portable Record Player from the early 1960s. Digital print: 156 x 200 cm. 2008.
From the series Looking Up. Pompidou Centre, Paris. 2009. Digital photograph. 30 x 45 cm. More info / Buy
Installation Who am We? by Do-Ho Suh, Republic of Korea (detail), Italian Pavillion, Venice Biennale. 2001 Digital photograph scanned from negative. 45 x 30 cm. More info / Buy
Rue Jules Vallés, Saint-Ouen, Paris. 2005 Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 30 x 45 cm. More info / Buy
From the series Words: Word No. 1: Creature Contextual sentence: Intelligent, stunning women, but intelligence and beauty in one and the same creature seemed to cause a deep inner disunity. Source: A Beautiful Young Wife Author: Tommy Wieringa English translation Page 11, line 23 Published by: Scribe. 2016. Word selected: 2 April 2017 Photographed: 5 July 2010, Completed: 11 April 2017 Photo: Tiger in my small back garden. 30 x 45 cm. More info / Buy
From the series On Walls: Poster on Paris Metro. February 2009 Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 45 x 30 cm. More info / Buy
Portrait in Berlin. 2013 Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 45 x 30 cm. More info / Buy
Arc de Triomphe from the La Grande Arche de la Défense Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 45 x 30 cm.
Three significant items From the series On Walls. Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 30 x 45 cm.
Gabriel Orozco’s La D.S. as seen from the Pompidou Centre’s 6th floor Restaurant. February 2009 Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 30 x 45 cm.
Annunciation? Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 45 x 30 cm.
Paris Passion—Self-Portrait as a Passion for Paris. January 2010. Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 30 x 40 in (?). Pigment inkjet print on archival paper. 45 x 30 cm. More info / Buy
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