1998 - 2001 Open college of art and day classes at Leith School
of Art, Edinburgh
2000 One year of part time BA(Hons) Fine Art Newcastle College
2001-2004 BA(Hons) Fine Art Degree University of Northumbria
2005-2007 moved from Northumberland to live in Edinburgh in Scotland and France
2009 Video shown in contemporary opera 'Alice' libretto by Armondo Bergallo Lallanduse and Espace Cultural G.Brassens Leognan Bordeaux
2010 Exhibition of new paintings Studio Peryarnaud
Three videos shown in contemporary opera 'Gulliver' libretto by Armando Bergallo . Espace Cultural G. Brassens Leognan Bordeaux
2011 Exhibition of new paintings studio Peyrarnaud
2011 Three publicity videos in French, English and Spanish for Armando Bergallo
2012 Hercules video for the installation 'Hercule' by Armando Bergallo shown at La Coupole, Saint-Loubes, France
Hercules video shown in Gurvich Museo Montevideo, Uruguay
2013 Exhibition Peyrarnaud, 21st July "To turn or remember' Solo exhibition with music composed by Time Shell
7th September joint exhibition at L'Hotel de Thomazeau rue Petit Paris, Castillones
2015 26th July, Exhibition of paintings, Peyrarnaud 'FROM GOLDEN FIELDS' with music composed by Tim Shell
2016 5th June, Exhibition of new paintings with music by Tim Shell, The Manor House, Moreton, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8RG, UK
The defined seasons and clarity of light here in South West France are a constant inspiration to me. Painting in quick drying acrylic paint makes it possible for spontaneous layering of colours. These layers allude to a multitude of meanings, predominantly the continuous and inescapable chain of life, death and rebirth seen in the wonderful landscapes all around us. The rhythms, colours and spatial ambiguity in the paintings I hope make them much more than transcriptions of appearance. They are a responce to it, and look far beyond the surface.
I have an exhibition in my home in South West France every two years.
If you are interested in my work, available paintings are listed in my portfolio. If you have any messages, comments, or enquiries please look under contact for my information. I will respond as soon as possible.