I was born and brought up in Birmingham, where my Mom
and Dad live. More like best friends than parents. I have
two terrific brothers, Keith and Paul.
Also best friends. We all gather together as often as possible.
Keith, like me is a keen photographer, and on his new
he has photographic information and links.
When I met Michael I couldn't believe my luck. Another loony and with the same sense of humour. Thirty years later
he's just as terrific.
I am an artist working in a variety of media. I paint portraits from life and from
photographs. On this page you can see examples of my work. One of my interests is Jazz
and you can see some examples of my portraits of jazz musicians in
my gallery. I also
create sculptures in wood and in
plaster of Paris.
Some of the work on this site are not for sale (indicated by NFS), because they are a
combination of my photographs, drawings and paintings digitally enhanced.
Miles Davis (NFS)
My work has been shown in a number of exhibitions in Birmingham, Hackney, The Contemporary
Portrait Society in London and in Berkshire, South Hill Park and Windsor Art Centres.
I have always been a keen photographer. You may like to see some of my
photographs in this new album.
I have been influenced by such painters as:
for his misanthropic works. He has an extraordinary power of emotion; stark, tragic moments that go straight through you.
Lucian Freud for his ability to capture
the vulnerability of the sitter, and for the painterly quality of his work.
Maggi Hambling for her inventiveness, and her comic, moving and haunting paintings, especially portraits of
her mother and comedian Max Wall.
for his witty and informative writings and the almost grisaille quality of his paintings.
The Neo-Romantic painters - Henry Moore, Paul Nash, John Piper,
Graham Sutherland, Michael Ayrton, Ivon Hitchens, John Minton, Keith Vaughan, Prunella Clough,
John Craxton, Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde.
Here are some examples of my work.
Francis Bacon Sculpture
On Reflection (Oils)
I find inspiration in Jazz as well as the plays of Samuel Beckett, Tom Stoppard and
Harold Pinter. More may be seen in the jazz and
Samuel Beckett (NFS)
My tastes in music are a bit of a mixture, but I favour Jazz predominantly, especially
Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Satchmo, Earl Hines,
Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker and of course