British, born 1955. Exhibiting and Collections: Exhibiting professionally since 1991, inc. London, Manchester, Germany and China. Work in private collections in the UK and Germany, and in a public collection: Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council, Greater Manchester. Study: PhD Fine Art: Leeds University; MA Art & Architecture: University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury; BA (Hons) Fine Art: Exeter School of Art, Plymouth University; Dip HE/Foundation: Manchester Metropolitan University; HND Photography: City College, Southampton. Artist Statement: My main practice is conceptual abstraction – see my website for more details. What I show here is a separate body of work. Most – but not all – are holiday sketches. This makes them different in more or less every way from my other work. They were never intended to be made public, but friends have persuaded me to do so. In the studio, I explore an evolving set of abstract ideas. The sketches, however, are not created with the same ideas: they are the results of a more innocent engagement with places and materials; meditations on things seen and how the media might be used in response. They are outcomes of looking, thinking, exploration and mindfulness, innocent of any pursuit of a goal or even the thought that they would ever be seen by others. As sketches, some are rapidly executed; others are heavily laboured; some have writing on them. They are necessarily of things and places, but their execution is concerned more with process than the thing represented. For this reason, the same view is sometimes rendered many times over. Those shown here are extracted from a much larger archive. All will be signed on the front or reverse. All are offered as seen. They cover several decades and are listed here not chronologically. Some are deeply personal. They are on paper, are A5 unless otherwise stated and are unmounted and unframed. Please note: many of these are watercolour or ink and wash sketches. As such, they will be prey to light degradation and need to be properly protected from light. Lecturing: Taught Fine Art and Critical Theory at various UK universities, inc. Bretton Hall, Leeds, Portsmouth, Chester, Bournemouth (Arts University) and Manchester Metropolitan. Selected Writing: Arts reviews published in AN Magazine. Books: Barsteadworth College (Chipmunka, 2010) The Truth About Northern Soul (Aureus, 2018) Lives and works: in Bruton, Somerset, UK.