My drawing style developed as a young boy. I was born in St. Asaph, North Wales and went to school in the area until moving to England to earn undergraduate honors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from the University of Birmingham. Subsequently I moved to Paris, France and lived there for six years during which time I was honored to have my first show of Indian ink and brush paintings on Canson paper. This Paris exhibition depicting “The Body as Architecture” was sponsored and curated by Dr. Caroline Boyle-Turner, the art historian, Gauguin scholar and founder/former director of the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France.
I was encouraged by my family, however, to follow the path of engineering and earned my graduate degrees in engineering from Northeastern University, a field that I worked in for over 30 years while I was busy raising a family in New England.
My love for art and creating unique paintings finally came full circle in 2007 when I met International award winning artist, Sharon Morley, APS. Sharon saw something in the extensive collection of Indian ink paintings that I had created over the years and encouraged me to put color to them. I never looked back. Now a full time artist, I spend my days creating works of art I hope will speak to people in the depth of their being bringing light to the imagination, the mind and the eyes.
I am very proud of the recently completed series of large oil paintings titled “The Cycle of Life”. These paintings depict the seven stages we all go through as we experience life which are: Special; Invincible; Pressure; Vulnerable; Fragile; Acceptance; and finally Wisdom and Preparation. Other series include “On The Road” which depict my impressions of the Western United States; “Maine” which include paintings created on Monhegan Island and around the Penobscot Bay area; “Women as Architecture”; “Places”; and “Abstracts”.
Andovers Artists Guild, MA. (Member)
Arts League of Lowell, MA. (Member)
Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley, MA. (President)
Brush Art Gallery & Studios, MA. (Member)
Whistler House Museum of Art, MA. (Member)
Two large examples of my artworks “Pressure” and “Ten Years Before” were displayed at the “Art en Capital” show held at the Grand Palais, Paris, 25 – 30 November, 2014 in the Artistes Independants (SDAI) section of the show ( www.artencapital.fr ). “Ten Years Before” was awarded the “Toile D’Or De l’Annee 2015” by the Federation Nationale De La Culture Francaise.
Examples of my oil paintings have also been recently published in the following contemporary art books:
- “Artblend Vol. 2 2014 Issue #4”, Pages 46-47, www.artblend.com ISSN 2373-5279
- “State Of The Art – Artist’s Book Volume II”, Page 25, (“Pressure” is included), www.internationalartbook.com www.artvipgallery.com ISBN 978-989-98331-1-1
- “Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook 2014/2”, page 138, www.ht-artmagazine.com ISBN 978-0-9928106-1-0
- “International Contemporary Artists Vol VII”, page 177, ICA Publishing, New York, NY, ISBN 9786188000735
- “International Kunst Heute 2015”, Pages 120-121, IKH Publishing, ISBN 978-3-9816595-1-1
My artworks were also juried into two 2015 Manhattan, New York City shows, one at the Art Expo New York City 2015 exhibition at Pier 94, and the other at the Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery, in Chelsea, NYC, from May 1 to June 16th, 2015.
I was juried into the Brush Gallery and Art Studios, Lowell, Massachusetts in August, 2015 and am now one of their 14 Studio Artists.