Exhibitions & Themes


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Exhibitions & Themes


2003 Stables Theatre and Art Gallery
2003 Rye Society of Artists
2004 Campion Gallery, Rye
2004 Open Studio as part of Coastal Currents Season
2004 Stratton Gallery, Hastings
2005 South Coast Artists
2008 Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Numerous works in Private Collections


The follies image

Net Huts:
These strange, tall black huts are unique to Hastings, and form a distinctive feature of the seafront landscape. Standing three storeys high, they were used for storing equipment and drying nets. 'They interested me because they have been painted and drawn many times, but without their sooty, sinister quality. I wanted to capture their 'blackness.''

'Despite living amongst some of the most picturesque landscape on the Sussex coast, as a Londoner I am still drawn to urban themes. Much of our traditional, picturesque landscape is marred by development. The industrial park at Rye Harbour; the electricity pylons in the bluebell wood at Ninfield, are all part of the landscape in their own way.'

Bonfire Boys:
The Bonfire Boys parades that happen throughout Sussex during the autumn months are a spectacular sight. The Bonfire Boys in Hastings meet on the nearest Saturday to October 14th, (Hastings Day). Parading to commemorate the Gunpowder Plot, they march through the Old Town dressed in black and onto the beach where there are firework displays and a huge bonfire. 'There is a sense of anarchy in the air, which together with their flaming torches makes the Old Town look very sinister.'

  The Ship of Fools:
The medieval story of the Ship of Fools is a recurring theme throughout my work. The ship is filled with passengers who represent the folly and vanity of man.


Disasters of War :
'The Disasters of War is an ongoing project begun in response to the Chapman Brothers. I was interested in how they had given the work of Goya a contemporary twist. The theme has terrific potency in contemporary life, with the endless global conflicts that fill our newspapers and televisions screens.'

  The Follies:
'The title is from the Disparates by Goya which translates from the Spanish as 'folly'. I became fascinated by the idea of a folly, or silly idea and this became the spring-board for various images.'

'I am interested in the history and practice of boxing. With the kind permission of the local boxing clubs in Hastings I am able to sit and draw them while they train.'

Exhibitions & Themes

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