Fine artist, writer
“I am constantly exploring new avenues in the Visual Arts.”
“Currently working and living in, Wiltshire, and sometimes Hampstead, London. A professional artist and visual communication; my specialisation…the fusion of mediums and media, symbolism, signifiers and the exploration of empathy.
Originally from Torquay in Devon, my inspiration fuelled by the natural coastline. My particular interest is the ‘shoreline’ those tertiary boundaries that illustrate the complex possibilities of interaction.
We, like that shoreline, are constantly in a state of interactive flux.
Since 1993 I’ve lived and worked in: Cardiff, Wales: Bath, Somerset: Kato Paphos, Cyprus , Avebury, Hampstead, London, Wiltshire.
I don’t really fit into any pigeon hole, more a hybrid Fine art painter, sculptor, photographer, free thinker…analogue and digital.
I work with just about every media including oil, acrylic, watercolour, printmaking, ceramics, clay, glass, jewellery metals. In addition, digital is a big element in my daily work so programming/digital is a must. However, If I only had one tool…it would be the humble 3B pencil…and a wooden one at that. Everything stems from drawing and simple ideas. A pencil always delivers the basis of any idea.”
BA(hons) degree, Fine Art, University of Wales, LBIPP Incorporated Photographer
( Kodak, Ilford, Nashua UK) Weddings, Fashion, light commercial.
C&G 730 Stage I &II, Further Education Teachers certificate,
BTEC Diploma: General Art & Design.
Digital Electronics (SDCA&T)
Experienced FE Teacher
Course leader for :
BTEC GNVQ, Multimedia Authoring, Digital Imaging in Art & Design
City & Guilds Photography modules: Starting Photography, B&W Photography, Colour Photography.
BTEC, Diploma Computer Engineering.
My exhibitions at:
PhotoWorld (Olympia, London),
International Cyber Conference, Bath,
Contemporary Digital Art, fstop-media-station, Bath.
At short notice, in 2010 I was asked to create the ‘Marlborough LitFest’ website. I have to say it was done with great charm…so that’s fine. Through 2011 and 2012 I continued to work alongside the committee in developing this very successful venture which is now heading into its fifth year. I’m proud to have been a part of its fledgeling years.
BANA (Bath Area Network for Artists) Comfortable Place, Bath.
Working alongside their designer, office and committee we all enjoyed a very exciting time in the development of BANA
Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath.(1997-2008) :
‘Virtual Museum’ project director, collections digitisation programme, Design consultant.
(notable collections: Charles Moore’s fossil collection, Charles Darwin Letters, medieval seals, minerals collection & library)
Chairman Marketing sub-committee, committee member:
Convenor of ‘New media & Art’ group.
I created and maintained the BRLSI website from a few pages on the Univerisity of Bath website. Over a 10 year period, I established a Virtual Museum (one of the UK’s first) which required the digitisation of the Museums 80,000 items. Established a digital archive of the annual Proceedings (also an annual membership card containing the full proceedings 200+pages). Later I created and added an online audit and room booking system and well as making online access to all the institution’s activities (written in Coldfusion CFML).
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Heritage services (2000 onward)
Museum web consultant:
* Roman Baths Bath
* Museum of Costume
* Victoria Art Gallery
I worked closely as a consultant with ‘Heritage Services’ at Bath&N.E. Somerset Council to prepare an interactive ‘brief’ for the ‘visualisation’ of the new website (launched 2004). I sat on the selection panel as an adviser to the project The new site needed to integrate the substantial database of the Roman Baths collection, Victoria Art Gallery and the Museum of Costume.
Norton Radstock College,
Radstock, Nr Bath, Somerset
college lecturer (1997-99)
I ran the intensive Multimedia Authoring course GNVQ level 1 & ll for the IT Department, also C&G computer technology. In the Art department, I set up and ran two C&G Photography modules: B&W Photography, Colour Photography. In addition, I ran Digital Imagining courses for GNVQ students. I created the Norton Radstock website in 1999.
WAA (World Artists Assoc. )
World’s first interactive Online Art Exhibition
A trans-Atlantic collaboration between two established Art websites: ArtSpeak and ArtUK to create a worldwide forum and gallery for artists.
some press cuttings…
A Bath-based arts project has teamed up with an organisation in San Francisco to present what is billed as the World’s first-ever Interactive virtual art exhibition…
Nearly 200 Bath Artists have signed up for a new website aimed at making their profession more lucrative…
The BRLSI really took to the virtual museum. At the time very few people in SWMLAC had even considered it. The V&A in particular, show interest in what we were doing. It isn’t unfair to say we were probably the first to coin the term ‘Virtual Museum’ in the region.