Artist & GlassArt Profile.
I graduated from Portsmouth Art College in 1970 and then started a graphic design practice on the Isle of Wight. After 40 successful years as ‘Marriott Design’ one of the South’s leading design studios, I decided to turn a new chapter in my creative life to concentrate on being an equally successful artist/designer. I have reinvented myself, combining a professional life in design, a love of painting and glass with an instinctive desire for creativity.
I have created an original range of sculpted glass pictures inspired by the landscapes and coastline of the Isle of Wight. Exclusively working with recycled waste glass fragments from the famous Isle of Wight Studio Glass, these unique handmade pictures have evolved as a direct development of his design skills. Combining an understanding of composition and visual presentation.
Mixed Media Prints
Extending my GlassArt imagery I have reworked them with mixed media and presented them as large format artworks which have had further surface treatments with epoxy resins to enhance the nature of the subject.
My style is variable relative to achieving the best results for a specific commission. With an instinctive eye for a creative image my paintings can be directly influenced by the textures in my GlassArt. The two dimensional thickness to the paint reflects my glass-fusion process.
NEWS. September 2015.
Placed 2nd overall to celebrated Sardinian artist for the International Biennial ‘Isole’ Painting Competition.
OPEN STUDIOS. Friday 17th/18th/19th July 2015. At my Cowes studio. All welcome.
KU Gallery. 6 Church Street. Ventnor. Exhibition runs 1st - 24th August. 11am to 5pm each day. Closed Sundays.
Bembridge Sailing Club Summer Exhibition. Friday 7th/8th/9th/10th August 2015.
Landscape Paintings of the IW Exhibition. Saturday 3rd-11th October inclusive. Eastdene Coach House, Bonchurch.
Christmas Fusion at the Abbey. Thursday 17th to Tuesday 22nd December 2015 inclusive. At Quarr Abbey, Fishbourne Nr. Ryde. 10.30am to 4.30pm daily.