I wanted to create a website that reflects visually where I have come from and where I am today. A collection of work derived from many travels and a quiet meditation on art, environment, and the energy that connects us all.
I am a translator. It is that simple. I see, I feel, therefore I do.
I'm forever inspired by the Natural World.
"…we have become apologetic for being dispassionate, spontaneous, raw, territorial, protective, and angry" (Ian Mc Callum/Ecological Intelligence.)
I feel a constant homesickness of sorts to ancient realms, especially the Motherland, Africa. My Fascination with the order of Nature and Human existence within this, lends a direction to painting and steady flow of purpose.
Being present in the Wild where hours pass by and a modest observation can be made through written word, paint or thought alone, is where I am happiest.
I've enjoyed studio time on the road, living in Africa sporadically, and have spent most years until now chasing dreams and finding adventure. Exhibitions once or twice a year for the last decade have been a combination of fundraising for wildlife, fundraising for me (!) and exploring the ways in which different cultures and countries have shaped my style and vision.
I currently live and work from a studio in Cornwall/Kernow, UK. The wild coast and her cliffs offer freedom and expanse to the charging Atlantic, and have recently (2016 to now) afforded myself a travel free and quiet reflective time, where i've embraced a shift in venture and vision, and now work hard towards new bodies of work and ways to fundraise for wildlife through my art, collaborations, and explore ideas for future road trips and challenges to come. I embrace Vanlife often. For now, the Cornish coast boasts a wildness and serenity that brings strength to painting, and visions for travel.
Projects & Exhibitions to date :
Exhibition platforms :
Christie's auction house, London.
The David Shepherd Foundation, London.
Private exhibition in Johannesburg.
Bonhams, guest artist at auction for 'Status Quo Pictures' in aid of the Princes Trust.
Cork Street Gallery, London.
Iona house Gallery, Oxford.
Mews Gallery, Mayfair.
I have enjoyed art residency's at :
Londolozi Game Lodge, South Africa.
Robin Pope Safaris, Zambia
Projects & Exhibitions for the current year 2017:
Concept piece for Wildlife : A Fundraising and awareness film, collaborating with Sideways.tv (www.sideways.tv), and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (www.davidshepherd.org) to produce a mammoth 80ft painting as a circular piece. Filmed and edited with footage from around the world, focusing on wildlife and conservation as the main theme.
Christie's Ambassadors Exhibition. (info in 'Blog')
Solo London show, RountreeTryon. (info in 'Blog')
2018 is set to be a year of travel and simple living, with open vista’s unknown as of yet, and art a constant source of expression and way to survive. I look forward to the humans yet to meet, all the wild places unseen and those i shall fondly revisit, and of course seeing what energy transpires through paint brush to surface.
Some photos of life as I like to live it :