work is generally based on meditations and dreams, and is my personal
method of exploration into the nature of other realms through sensing
and portraying the visual forms and qualities of energies in various
places and states of being.
My themes are based on nature in its various aspects, such as cloudscapes,
inspiring mountains, movements of water, as well as sacred sites,
stone circles, and I have painted all the planets in our solar system.
interest and concern is that the paintings are of a healing and
inspiring nature, for I have always been just as interested in healing
as I have in art, and like to think that I am focussing harmony
and healing through the paintings as an offering of service and
pleasure to others. When I go to a sacred site I can see and feel
the energy present like a shining presence coming through me, and
I can also pick up this quality from a site through a photograph
painting for me is part of a soul searching, universal searching
into realms of discovery within the portals of God's creation, echoing
the energies seen in meditation or visions. For on the physical
level energies do not seem a reality for all is slow and little
vibrancy Is apparent, but on other levels everything sparkles and
vibrates like bright sunlight on water, or transforming fluid patterns,
for all is in motion, singing and dancing, and that the universe
dances like the Song Caelestial.
regard to qualifications and exhibitions. I studied furniture design
at Newcastle Polytechnic and obtained a BA Hons Degree in Industrial
Design, Furniture in l975.
I have worked as a textile design assistant in London, and as a
potter for about five years around the country. I have done other
work such as office jobs and care assistant work, and studied various
have exhibited with the Free Painters and Sculptors, London in 1980;
at Wetheriggs Pottery, Penrith in 1986; with the Lakeland Guild
Galleries in Keswick and Coniston, with Gossipgate Garden and Gaslight
Galleries in Carlisle and Alston, and the Theatre in the Forest
all in 1987; the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, and Coquetdale Gallery,
Rothbury in 1988; Lancaster Museum Gallery in 1991. Down in Bath
I exhibited in Huckleberry's Restaurant, and various shops and galleries
in Glastonbury in 1990-91; then up north at the Forum 28, Barrow
in Furness in1994; Llangefni Library Gallery on Anglesey in 1995;
the complementary Health Centre, Ulverston in 1998 and the Manjushri
Institute near Ulverston in i998; and lastly for the present time,
the Tolbooth Arts Centre, Kirkcudbright in Scotland, 1999.