A number of ideas have concerned me throughout my career. Landscape has always interested me, its variations of mood and atmosphere yet the basic underlying structure remains static. This seeming paradoxical idea of permanence and change is an idea important in my work today.
I become more interested in abstract or symbolic images that seemed to evoke a sense of landscape and evocation or the essence of something plays an important role within my work.
I am equally interested in relationships between music and vision. Geometry and number. I am interested in the visual language and how it works and I like to use a simple repetitive geometric base, itself devoid of personal connotations yet redolent with potential for many interpretations, created solely through the use of colour. My ideas are stimulated by direct external experience and I have always worked in series to see how far I can develop distinctive ideas from the same basic visual materials.
I am interested in different kinds of arenas, sometimes the painting itself is the arena while at other times actual environments have been the trigger. Some works are contemplative and calm others mesmeric and cacophonous.
Northampton High School
Northampton school of Art 1950-1954
Royal College of Art 1956-1959
Exhibitions and Collections:
New Art Centre, London joint exhibition
New Vision Centre, London joint exhibition
Swiss Triennial 1964
Exhibition British Artists to Scandinavia
Royal College of Art past fifteen years
Arts council touring show 40 British Artists Far East and the US
16 Artists Tokyo, Japan, Nantenshi Gallery, Japan
Contemporary British artists ICA Galleries
Zwemmer Gallery, London
Osborn Gallery, New York
British government collection
Metro Museum of Modern Art, New York
Japanese National Collection
Cuban Embassy, London
Rank Foundation collection
Various education committees, UK