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About my Art

I use only the highest quality materials to create my original artworks, thus ensuring their longevity and lightfastness. They will last for generations if treated sensibly.

 

Each artwork will be accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity

 

Like many artists, my style and methods are constantly evolving as I learn from each piece I complete. I occasionally experiment with different materials and techniques therefore you will find a variety of subjects and media within my current portfolio.

 

I work predominantly from reference photographs, either taken myself or with the kind permission of the many first class photographers I have become acquainted with over time. However I like to think that I produce something more than just a replica of a photograph. I try to introduce life and vitality into my subjects, perhaps the hint of a story which my viewers can relate to.  Extreme photorealism is not a priority, rather a tool to produce a more complete and interesting piece of art.

 

I mount and frame my own work in my workshop as soon as complete to protect it and to facilitate display, therefore I use a limited selection of  mouldings. I don't add very much to my selling price for the framing and so if you request a piece to be sold unframed, the reduction in price will be minimal. I strongly recommend that you accept the work in the frame supplied and if it's not to your taste, have it re-framed professionally in your local framer's shop.

 

Please note. Due to it's delicate nature and to minimise the risk of damage by smudging, original work created with pastels will ONLY be dispatched framed and protected by glass. Other media such as watercolour, pencil and coloured pencil can be sent unframed by arrangement but entirely at the purchasers risk.

 

Giclee prints

 

Clicking on the menu for Giclee Prints will take you to a dedicated website called Mighty Fine Art Prints which I have created to display a selection of open edition prints. My giclee prints are professionally produced onto acid free papers using archival inks which will last for generations if treated sensibly.

 

If I don't have the image you want in stock, there are links to print-on-demand sites where most of my work from recent years can be ordered directly from the print companies.

 

 

Please Note: I no longer take commissions unless of particular interest to me, so please don't be disappointed if your request is denied.

 

 

Below is an interview recorded by Roy Simmons at my exhibition at Snape Maltings November 2012