After many years working in the applied arts and raising a family, returning to painting full time has been an exciting challenge – aiming to re-find my voice and begin expressing myself. I love the buildings of London – the shapes, colours and the effects of light.
One of the positives to come out of lockdown has been to have the incentive to walk and explore unfamiliar areas of London. They provide a rich and never-ending source of subjects. Driven by emotion, my goal in painting is to portray the feelings I have as I see things, often focusing on the wonderful patterns of light and colour.
I was born in Glasgow and raised in a small village on the west coast of Cumbria. On completing a Foundation course at Carlisle School of Art and Design, I studied Fine art painting at the Central School of Art and Design in London (BA Hons, 1st class). After graduating I settled in North London.
1978 -1981: Central school of Art & Design, London
Fine Art Painting, B.A. Hons - 1st class
1977-1978: Carlisle School of Art & Design
2021 Nov: Highgate Contemporary Art, Postcard Exhibition
2021: Aberdeen Artist Society Open Exhibition, Summer 2021
2021 May: Highgate Contemporary Art, Postcard Exhibition
2021: RSA Annual Exhibition - OPEN ART 2021
1983: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
1981 Christmas show: The Annexe Gallery, Wimbledon
1981 August: The Annexe Gallery, Wimbledon
Aug 2019 – Present: Full time Artist. Instagram account @coretriangle
2010 – 2019: Senior User Experience Designer at the BBC
1999 –2010: Interaction Designer at the BBC
1999: Freelance Scenic Artist
1997 – 1999: Senior Scenic Artist at the BBC
1984 – 1997: Scenic Artist at the BBC
1984: Curatorial assistant at the RAF Museum, Hendon