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MARINE ART.
Marine Artist and Illustrator working in oil, pencil and watercolour.
Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists since 2000

Subjects include sailing events in the Solent, Antigua, St Tropez and the BVI
and Australia Classic yachts, modern racing boats, local sailing boats and fleets,
naval ships, seascapes and Solent marker buoys.

"I paint a wide range of subjects but have chosen to specialise in oil paintings of classic
and modern racing yachts. I think the old classics are still the most awesome sight on the
water. In a strong wind with the sun on their sails, powering down the Solent, racing past the
Royal Yacht Squadron, they are magnificent. To be out on the water taking photographs as
they speed past is an excellent day in the office."

Recording history on canvas:
America’s Cup Jubilee, 2001
Trafalgar 200, International Fleet Review, 2005
X One Design Centenary Regatta, 2011
Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, 2012



PORTRAITS
Individual and group portraits of people and animals in oils or pencil.

Previous portraits:
Dame Ellen Macarthur DBE
Sir Peter Blake KBE
Tracy Edwards MBE
Sir Ben Ainsley CBE - Olympic Gold
Andrew Simpson MBE - Olympic Gold
Andrew Cassel - Paralympic Gold


RSMA PRIZES
2013 - Windsor & Newton oil prize
2008 - Classic Boat Prize
2004 - Conway Maritime Press Award
2002 - Classic Boat Prize
2000 - Charles Pears Memorial Award

EXHIBITIONS
2013 to 2014 Green Buoy Arts, Cowes.
1997 to 2013 - Annual Exhibitions at the RSMA, Mall Galleries, London.
2011 to 2013 - Seaview Art Gallery
1996 to 2013 - Kendall's Fine Art, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
2005 - RSMA Exhibition, Portsmouth Cathedral, Portsmouth.
2005 - Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge.
2004 to 2005 - Marina Gallery, Kinsale, Ireland
2004 - The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
2003 - St Barbe Gallery, Lymington.
2002 - Royal Institute of Naval Architects, London.
2001 - Maritime Gallery, Mystic Seaport, USA.
2001 - Forbes Gallery, New York, USA.
2000 - Peter Headley Gallery, Wareham, Dorset.
1999 - Art of the Sea Exhibition, Lloyds Building, London.
1999 - Jubilee Sailing Trust Marine Art Exhibition, Southampton.
1998 to 2003 - D'Art Gallery, Falmouth



Volunteer crew member on Cowes Inshore Lifeboat

1995 – 2000 Cowes, Isle of Wight

Cowes Inshore Lifeboat was an independent organisation that existed to save lives in the
Solent and Medina river. As a volunteer crew I was on call day and night to provide emergency
assistance to those in trouble on the water. The boat was on patrol most weekends attending
incidents and constantly updating the crew training. During Cowes Week and other major
events we provided continuous patrols and safety cover under the direct control of H.M. Coastguard.

There were a lot of routine callouts and patrols interspersed with some very serious incidents
and loss of life. It was a fascinating experience that definitely enriched my knowledge and
understanding of the Solent and all that floats (or sinks) on it.
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