Artist Biography

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 paintings installed at Kensington Place Restaurant by the Rowley Gallery 2013N.A.P.A. exhibition Birkenhead  2011in the studio 2013 




Born 1949  Essex
1967 - 9    Colchester School of Art
1969 - 72  St. Martins School of Art
1972 - 5    Royal College of Art

1973         Won RCA John Minton Prize

Since 1975 visiting and part time lecturer various colleges incl.
Kingston, Slade, Newcastle, Hull, Cheltenham, Winchester, etc.

1977         Received Arts Council of Great Britain Award

1978         Received Greater London Arts Association Award

1978         Moved to studio in Holborn  with Graham Crowley, Vanessa Jackson

1980         In short list of 3 for National Gallery Artist in Residence

1982         Exhibited in major British Council touring exhibition in Germany with Howard Hodgkin, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossof etc.

1985         Moved to Perivale, Ealing, building large garden studio alongside studios occupied by potter wife Betty.

1989         Completed ceiling mural at Charing Cross Hospital followed by many major public art commissions

1999         Four paintings purchased by The Bank of England.

2010         Elected to the National Acrylic Painters Association winning their Presidents Prize in 2010 and Adrian Henri Memorial Prize in 2012

2013         Elected to The London Group in their centenary year.

2016         Elected to the Arborealists

2021          Elected to the Royal Watercolour Society 

1980 Serpentine Summer Show 1, Serpentine Gallery, London
1983 Peterborough City Museum and Art Gallery, Peterborough
1985 Centre 181 Gallery, Hammersmith, London.
1987 Polytechnic Gallery, Brighton.
1988 Winchester Gallery, Winchester
1988 Minories Gallery, Colchester
1993 Islington Arts Factory, London
1996 Questors Theatre Gallery, Ealing, London.
2005 Tricycle Gallery, Kilburn, London

2013 Rowley Gallery, Kensington Place , London

2015 Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, Yorks

2016 Felix and Spear Gallery, Ealing

2017 Cello Factory, London

2019 Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, Yorks

         For Arts Sake, Ealing , London

1974 Bradford Drawing Biennale, Cartwright Hall, Bradford
1975 New Contemporaries, Camden Arts Centre, London
1976 John Moores Exhibition 10, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
1979 Open Attitudes, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
        Drawing Exhibition, with Graham Crowley, Jon Holt Gallery,London
1980 Seven Painters, Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge, Polytechnic
        Gallery, Hull, City Art Gallery, Portsmouth, Minories, Colchester
        British Painters, Art into Industry, Heathrow Airport, London
1981 Studied at St. Martins, St. Martins School of Art Gallery, London
        Contemporary Artists in Camden, Camden Arts Centre, London
1982 Thirteen British Artists, with Howard Hodgkin, Frank Auerbach, Ken Kiff,
        Leon Kossoff, John Walker, etc. Neue Galerie, Aachen, Kunstverein,
        Mannheim, and Kunstverein Brunswick, Germany
        Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London
        London Group Open Exhibition , Camden Arts Centre and tour
        John Moores Exhibition 13, Walker Art gallery, Liverpool
1983 Artists in Aid of Amnesty, Work of Art gallery, London
        Landscapes, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
1984 Painters at Winchester, Winchester Gallery, Winchester
        Two Painters, with Michael Major, Woodlands Gallery, London
        London Group Open Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
1985 The Leicester Exhibition, Beaumanor Hall, Leicester
1986 Three Painters, with Jeff Dellow, George Percy Arteast Gallery, London
1987 On a Plate, Serpentine Gallery, London
        Artists who studied with Peter de Francia, Camden Arts Centre,  London
        Myth, Dream and Landscape, Swiss Cottage Library Gallery, London
        The Broader Horizon, Southern Arts Touring Exhibition
1988 The Leicester Exhibition, Beaumanor Hall, Leicester
         Modern Miniatures, Hepsibah Gallery, London
1989 Woodlands, Trelissick Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
1990 Mixed Exhibition, Woodlands Gallery, London
1991 Living Landscapes Gill Gallery, London

1992 12/19 181, Centre 181 Gallery, Hammersmith, London
        Riverside Artists, Maidstone Library Gallery, Maidstone
        Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
1993 Riverside Artists, Galeria Liceo Recrea, Orensano, Ourense, Spain and tour to
       Casa de la Cultura, Chantado Lugo, Casa de la Cultura Monforte de Lemos
       Luga, and Galeria Ansoar Chantada Lugo, Spain
1994 R.A.G. Show, Watermans Art Gallery, London
        Rexel Derwent Open Drawing Exhibition, Cheltenham
        Open Door Open Exhibition, Holborn, London
1995 The Sea, Beatrice Royal Gallery of Contemporary Art, Eastliegh,Hampshire
1996 First Sight, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, Ealing, London
        Contingent Lots, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London
        Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, Cheltenham
1997 Riverside Artists Group, Museo Municipal Ourense, Spain and tour
1998 Boundaries of Landscape Art, Small Mansion Art Centre, London
        Vital Art, Atlantis Gallery, London
        Viewpoints Open Exhibition, Artsway Arts Centre, Sway, Hampshire
        Critical Faculty, Stanley Picker Gallery for the Arts, Kingston ,
        Calder Gallery, Grand Valley State University, U.S.A. and tour
        Artists in Arms, St. Davids Hall, Cardiff and tour to Edinburgh and London
        Ealing Open Exhibition, Pitshanger Manor Gallery, Ealing, London
1999 Transformations, Small Mansion Arts Centre, Ealing, London
2000 Westlondonartists Sackville Gallery, Piccadilly, London
2001 Unique Visions Riverhouse Gallery, Walton on Thames, Surrey
        The British Landscape Society of Landscape Painters Open Exhibition, Mall
         Galleries, London
2002 Art West Start Gallery, Fulham, London
        Viewpoints Jersey Galleries, Osterley House, London
        Riverside Artists Museo Municipal Ourense, Spain
        The Discerning Eye Mall Galleries, London
2003 Upstream Exhibition Space, Charing Cross Hospital, London
        Entertaining Mr.Soane commemorating 250th anniversary of architect John Soane
        Pitshanger Manor Museum, Ealing, London
        Landscapes New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
        View Open Exhibition, Artsway Arts Centre, Sway, Hampshire
        Christmas Exhibition, Blue Wing Gallery, Kew, London
2004 Opening Exhibition Blue Wing Gallery, Padstow, Cornwall
        Celebrations Chelsea Gallery London
2006Westlondonartists  Jersey Galleries, Osterley House, London

2008Westlondonartists, Jersey Gallery, Osterley House, London

       Ealing Open Exhibition, PM Gallery, Ealing, London

2009Mixed Exhibition, Architects Gallery, Teddington

       The London Group Open , Menier Gallery, London            
2010 Ealing Open Exhibition PM Gallery, Ealing, London

       ArtWorks Open, Commended Artist, Artworks Project Space, London
       Three Wise Men   with Betty Wiseman, Holly Wiseman   PM Gallery Ealing   
       National Association of Painters in Acrylic, Crypt Gallery , St.Ives  Presidents Prize

       Gallery Artists, Water Street Gallery, Todmorden

       West London Artists  Posk Gallery  Hammersmith London                 

2011 Small Works, Water Street Gallery, Todmorden

        Artworks Open , Artworks Project Space, London

        The London Group Open, Cello Factory, London

        National Association of Painters in Acrylic, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum,          

        Birkenhead, Wirral     Adrian Henri Memorial Prize

2012 Landmarks   Water Street Gallery  Todmorden     

        100plus100 , London Group, Cello Factory, London

        Discerning Eye  Mall Galleries, London

        National Association of Painters in Acrylic, Crypt Gallery , St.Ives

        Small is Beautiful    Bowman Gallery  Richmond

2013  Outlands   Architects Gallery, Teddington

         100+ The London Group      Cello Factory, London

         National Association of Painters in Acrylic, Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

2014  London Group on London  Cello Factory  London

         Drawn to It ,  Water Street Gallery, Todmorden       

         Bomberg to Rego, London Group in Southampton, Museum and Art Gallery 

         Garden of Earthly Delights, Water Street Gallery, Todmorden,

2015  Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Open, Bankside Gallery, London

         National Association of Painters in Acrylic, Crypt Gallery , St.Ives

         London Group Open Cello Factory, London

 2016 Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Open, Bankside Gallery, London. 

         The Deaf Canvas Listens  London Group Exhibition,   KCC Gallery , London

          National Acrylic Painters Association, Oxmarket Centre for the Arts, Chichester.  Winner Daler Rowney Prize        

          London Group Annual ,  Cello Factory, London

          Landmarks  Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, Lancs

2017  The London Group - Viewpoints  Felix and Spear Gallery, Ealing

          Arborealists    Nature in Art Gallery, Gloucester

          Personal Relations The London Group  Cello Factory , London and touring to The Hague, Holland and Vicenza, Italy.

          National Acrylic Painters Association, Crypt Gallery , St.Ives Winner Presidents Prize

          Summer Exhibition  Felix and Spear Gallery, Ealing   

          Arborealists,  Le Dortoir des Moines,St Benoit, Poitiers, France          

          Royal Society of Marine Artists Open Exhibition  Mall Galleries, London

          London Group Open Exhibition Cello Factory, London  curator and selector


           The London Group Down from London Linden Hall Studio, Deal

          The Pastel Society 119th Annual , Mall Galleries London

           RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London

            Winner RWS Publicity Prize, Wallace Seymour Watercolour Prize

           R.I.Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

           Arborealists, Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset

           London Group in St Ives   Penwith Gallery, St Ives

           Presence   with Dan Preece and Mark Dunford,  Tregony Gallery, Truro

           The London Group in St Ives, Penwith Gallery, St. Ives

           Arborealists, Mariners Gallery, St Ives


            The Arborealists at The Collegiale Sainte-Croix de Loudun, France

             R.I.Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

            The London Group KCC19, Kensington and Chelsea College, London 

            Indoor Voices, Greystone Industries Summer Show, curated by Graham       

           Crowley, Wickham Market, Suffolk

            The Arborealists Young Gallery, Salisbury

            Clyde Hopkins and Friends, Linden Hall Studio Gallery, Deal

            London Group Open Exhibition, Cello Factory, London

2020     Small and Smaller   Water Street Gallery, Todmorden, Lancs

            Winter Exhibition  Linden Hall Studio Gallery, Deal, 

            Pastel Society, 121st Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries , London

            RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London

            The Arborealists National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs

            Isolation   London Group online exhibition

            Broadway Arts Festival Open Exhibition Online

            Inner Words , Tregony Gallery, Truro, Cornwall 

 2021   Being with Trees Arborealists, Gustavo Bacarisas, Gibralter

           ArtTop10 Interviews Exhibition, Cello Factory, London

           R.I.Painters in Watercolour Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

           The Pastel Society 122nd Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

           David Wiseman Painter Betty Wiseman Potter, Rowley Gallery, London

           In Plain Sight The London Group, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton 
            Bankside Summer Exhibition, Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery   

            Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts , London

           Winter Exhibition, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent 

            London Group Xmas Exhibition, Cello Factory, London 

 2022.  Summer Exhibition,  The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford, Derbyshire

            Catch Your Breath, The London Group, Morley Gallery, London

            Arborealists, Nature in Art Gallery, Twigworth, Glos 

             Trees and the Sacred, Arborealists, Norwich Cathedral

            Collaborations, Linden Hall Studio at Goodnestone Hall, Kent 

             Horizons-Landscape and Beyond , Cello Factory, London 

             Summer at the Bankside, Bankside Gallery, London

             Sound and Vision, Wimbledon Library Gallery, London  

             Botanicals , Ryebank Gallery, Rye, Kent 

             Less is More , Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London 

             The London Group Annual, Bankside Gallery, London 

             Mini Picture Show   Bankside Gallery, London 

 2023    The Tyranny  of Ambition  British and Irish Art, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland 

              Home  Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London

             Seventy Trees Rowley Gallery, London

             London Trees Arborealists , Lauderdale House, London

             The London Group in Scarborough, Old Parcels Office Scarborough

              The London Group Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent 

              RWS Now RWS Gallery, London 

              Arborealists Ace Arts, Somerton , Somerset 

              At the Water's Edge Arborealists , Pie Factory, Margate, Kent 

              Winter Group Show, Linden Hall Studio, Deal, Kent 

              The London Group Open, Copeland Gallery, London



Royal College of Art
The Open University
Peterborough City Museum and Art Gallery
London Borough of Hammersmith
Riverside Health Authority
Hounslow and Spelthorne Health Authority
Arts Council of Great Britain
Museo Municipal Ourense, Spain
Mill Hill Health Centre, Acton,

London Prudential Property Services Ltd
The Bank of England
Barts and the London N.H.S. Trust
Frimley Park N.H.S. Trust

Lewisham Hospital

Royal Watercolour Society Collection 

and in many private collections in Britain, Europe, U.S.A. and Australia

Royal College of Art John Minton Award
Arts Council of Great Britain Award
Greater London Arts Association Award
Arts Council of Great Britain Purchase Award

NAPA Presidents Prize 2010

NAPA Adrian Henri Memorial Award 2012

Royal Watercolour Society Purchase Prize 2016

Daler Rowney Award for best group of works, NAPA exhibition 2016

NAPA Presidents Prize 2017

RWS Publicity Prize 2018

Wallace Seymour Watercolour Prize 2018

Rowley Gallery, London

Waterstreet Gallery, Todmorden, Lancs.

Pineapple Gallery, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham

Bankside Gallery , London