Rose Cottage, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm, 2021

I am a second year BA (Hons) Painting student exploring abstraction and the multiple ways materiality, colour, and form combine to create aesthetics and non verbal meaning. I am interested in how one subconscious can communicate directly with another through paint on a flat surface. Instinctively drawn to strong pop art colours I often use tube colours and impasto, though the flip side to that is I am also fascinated by indistinctness and liminality.

I'm also a TV and film actor and trained at the Central school of Speech and Drama in the 1970's working extensively in UK TV and film. You might have seen me as Barry in the The Full Monty and I recently played Michael Ellacott in the TV series Strike, starring Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke.  IMDB page , showreeland acting website.

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