When I was at art school (Saint Martin's in London in the late 1960's) the National Gallery was just a few hundred yards down Charing Cross Road. I visited the gallery almost every day for a couple of years and steeped myself in European painting since the fourteenth century. As a consequence of this, whether I like it or not, my work is imbued with Christian iconography. With 'Father and Son', whilst not setting out to depict the narrative of the Prodigal Son, I like the thought that, at a subconscious level, that particular parable would add to the authority of the painting.
2017 - 18 New Light Art Prize Exhibition - Bowes Museum Co. Durham and touring
2017 solo exhibition 'Clearing' at Upfront, Cumbria
2015 C-Art Cumbria Artist of the Year Award and winner of The People's Choice Award, Rheged, Cumbria