Biography : born in Douglas, The Isle of Man , UK , 26th October 1956 . I was mainly raised & educated in Cyprus with short spells in England , Lebanon & Spain .
Universita per gli stranieri , Perugia , Italy . 1974
Education : York School of Art , England 1974 – 1975
Accademia di Belle Arti , Rome , Italy 1976 – 1978
Work & exhibitions :
Inlingua Sprachschule and working as a freelance artist ,Paderborn , Germany 1979 – 1986
Limassol 1986 – present working from my own studio .
Solo exhibitions :
Peter’s Art gallery , Limassol , Cyprus 1993
Abu Faysal restaurant , Nicosia , Cyprus 1995 , 1997 , 2001 & 2004
The Croft Gallery , Swindon , England 2002
Orpheus Gallery , Limassol , Cyprus 2002
En Plo , Paphos 2003
Diakosmos , Paphos , 2004
No.265 , St, andrew’s street , Limassol , 2005
Kallepia Village Gallery , Cyprus 2006
Group Exhibitions :
Kyklos Gallery Paphos 1985 &1986
Dino’s Art Café’ , 2007
Aspelia Gallery 2007
My work is mainly influenced by the colours, plants , sea , sky and energy of nature in Cyprus ; my watercolours are painted “on site “ , thus retaining the freshness and immediacy of my surroundings .
My oils are painted in my studio ,often working from small watercolour sketches or memory , I rarely have a set outcome , these paintings develop by themselves , I explore colours and shapes , often following a pattern that has shown up randomly .
The sea has been a major inspiration , having spent most of my life near the sea , it has proven to be a source of comfort and therapy.
Commissions are welcome , please contact me if you have an idea for a special gift or for yourself . I work from small ( A5 ) up to 75 x 50 cm in watercolours . Oil paintings may be any size !
I have a large selection of hand-cut and decorated cards for all occasions , these are prints from my watercolour and ink drawings.
I also make small quantities of handmade cards to order for special occasions .
My mosaics range from very small ,( coasters ), to murals for bathrooms or swimming pools . I work mainly in stained glass with pre-cut glass or ceramic tiles .
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
I run regular weekly classes in watercolour painting , drawing and mosaics .
One day or weekend workshops with all materials included are available and make great gifts .