I often work in batches of small paintings around 15-20 works in each batch on board or paper. Study (Black, Purple, Yellow) is one of a series created in the studio in 2022 after a period of working on some large scale canvases. The variation of marks in the painting are in relation to the other works in the series. I am interested in materials and how they go together, and the starting point for this work was the look of a discarded palette where colours had been wiped over primer with thicker paint, ridges, and paint washes over the top. I was interested to keep a bit of this look in the painting but at the same time keep it from looking like it's set out as an idea. Rafael, Rembrandt and other 16th/17th C artists are an influence in my work.
CV & Education
Born Birmingham 1960. 1981–1984 Birmingham Polytechnic BA (Hons) Fine Art.
1984 Mappin Open Sheffield; 1985 Solo Show Birmingham Artists Group Space; 1988 Young Unknowns, Anniversary Show, London; 1991 Solo Show Kepler Gallery, London 1998; Geoff Hollow Benefit Exhibition; 2003/04/05 21st Century Watercolour, Bankside Gallery, London: 2011/12/14/16 Solo Show Westminster Reference Library, London; 2016 Art at the Bridge #8, Tower Bridge, London; 2018 SEVEN PART 1 Group Show,The Academy Gallery, London; 2018 Artists' Commentaries Group Show, Nolia Gallery Bankside, London; 2019 Nouwave Exhibition, Old Biscuit Factory, London; 2019 African Art Expo, Old Biscuit Factory, London; 2021 SEVEN PART 2 Group Show, The Academy Gallery, London; 2021 Painterly Prints, Bermondsey Project Space, London; 2022 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London; 2022 Group Sects, Putney Pies, London