...there is no statement, I rather hope my work speaks for itself, it needs no explanation, it's honest and it's there...
I was born in 1956 in Gibraltar and started painting early on in life. In the past I have worked as a full time artist, commercial diver, photographer, climber and yacht skipper. I received my first art prize in 1968 which essentially began my artistic life.
I prefer to paint from nature, and living in Gibraltar, with southern Spain at my doorstep I am never short of stunning and varied subjects. Although primarily self taught , in more recent years I have been painting with and learning from, my master Roger Shantz. My main interests lie in the land and seascape of the area, and all that goes on around it.
I first exhibited at the Gibraltar Open Art Exhibition in 1982, where I won third prize fora selection of watercolours. Since thenI have painted and exhibited annually in the Gibraltar Opens, having been awarded many commendations and prizes along the way. My work has also been featured in the International Artist Magazine. My preferred medium is oils though I am equally happy to work with mixed media, watercolours or pastels. Apart from Gibraltar I have also exhibited in Spain and the U.K., including the Royal Society of British Artists and other London galleries.
There are paintings of mine in many private and corporate collections around the world, the Government of Gibraltar, in Toronto, Mexico, Alaska, U.S.A. Canada, Spain and of course Gibraltar, including many ex-Governors of Gibraltar, the British Ambassador to the Holy See, Rome and the British Ambassador to Chile.