I studied for a BA Hons degree in Fine Art (Painting) At Bath Spa University College from 1999-2002. I mostly made paintings in a loose, Abstract Expressionist kind of style (including the image below), before completing the course with a final degree show which explored my obsession with Everton Football Club. I do a bit of a mixture of things these days.
Bounce (2000), oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm. One of a few paintings remaining from my university days, 1999-2002.
Above, two paintings from the early 2000s, on the left an untitled process painting using miles of masking tape and a random selection of domestic house paint ‘tester pots’ of emulsion and gloss paints. On the right, a speculative piece painted on a small, spare canvas I’d made out of leftover materials and essentially started as a way to use up paint from other, larger paintings. Painted while I was at university in around 2000; I was watching the African Cup of Nations football at the time and the colours and movement were definitely an inspiration.
Above a couple of abstract sketches drawn from nowhere.
The above sketches done during a dynamic life-drawing class held in collaboration between the Rockfield Community Centre in Oban and the Scottish Ballet in May 2018.
The above paintings were painted as a gift, around 2009/2010. The Queens of Country: Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline & Wanda Jackson; all painted in oil on canvas, dimensions 70cm x 70cm.