“I do not want to complain about this passing world but to focus on the eternal that lights up in the midst of the temporal. I yearn to create space where it can be seen and celebrated.”
The imagery in my paintings and drawings is partly an imaginative distillation of memories and sensations of the rural landscape of my home in Melbourne, Derbyshire, with obvious links to British Neo-Romanticism; Modernism with soul, you might say. I also produce pieces and sequences with strongly spiritual themes, which in turn spills over into work that is in the British Visionary tradition – highly individual interpretations of religious subjects. I show work in commercial galleries, at festivals, as well as in cathedrals, and have a number of permanent pieces in churches. I also own The Manger Gallery, a small, atmospheric gallery in a converted stable, which houses selections of my own work, and also specialises in contemporary imaginative, British Romantic, spiritual and religious art.