Photo: Teaching ink making in Totnes at The Albatross, August 2022.
I live and work in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK, making drawings and paintings from wild and ancient materials, from small illustrations to large murals. I have taught life drawing as well as painting and I currently teach people how to make the materials I use from my studio, online and as a guest at centres across Europe and UK. I teach at Dartington both on my own unique course ‘Found and Ground art materials’, and with the Dark Mountain Project, online and in person at Schumacher College. Having spent decades indoors in art and recording studios, I now spend my life outdoors as much as possible, sourcing my materials, making my work, immersing myself in nature.
I write about Tao, the embodied life and art where earth matters every Monday morning at my Substack, Uncivil Savant.
MA Painting Chelsea School of Art 1996
BA (Hons) Fine Art Kingston University 1995
BTEC General Art and Design Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design 1991
Born Bournemouth early 1970s.
The great recent profile of me shown above can be found here.
Recent exhibitions: Wild Pigment Project Show at Form & Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, USA 17 Sept-3 Dec 2022. I spoke at the Zoom launch of the show, Pigmenst as catalysts for action, decolonisation and healing, a story sharing event