About

Self Portrait At 17 500

I was born in India in 1935 of Portuguese/British parents and was educated there and in England. The Portuguese members of my family were indigo planters and the British side were members of the armed forces.

My education really began at home, greatly influenced by my parents who had a wide range of interests. Our Mum cared for every plant in our garden - even the insects and weeds were tended; Dad, who was a musician, writer and artist, seemed to have an insatiable interest in everything. The sound of him playing anything from the blues to Beethoven in Stride piano is an abiding memory.

Our home was just a chaos of music, books and art - it was like living in a wild flower garden where everything was allowed to flourish.

My wife and I have continued to pass on the delights and concerns about our world to our family.

Read my Profile in an article written by Mike Sims and published in Printmaking Today. Printmaking Today, Spring 2018

Member of the Royal Watercolour Society

Member of the Royal Society of Painter/Printmakers (RE)

Hon Member of Ochre Print Studio

Exhibitions

A Selection

2020s

RWS and RE shows Bankside Gallery, London

Forartssake, Ealing

Axel Art, Bath

2010s

Royal Academy Summer Shows, London.

RWS and RE shows, Bankside Gallery, London

Ulsan Biennale, South Korea

Forartssake, Ealing.

Axel Art, Bath

Sino-UK Art Exchange, Bankside Gallery

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Australia

Globe Theatre, London

The London Print Fair, RA

Trélazé, France

Group of Ten, Bankside Gallery, London

The Harris Museum, Preston

10 years of the Regional Print Centre, Wrexham

Bite, Mall Galleries, London

Coombe Gallery, Devon

Turner & Thom, Eton

2000s

RE shows, Bankside Gallery, London

Impress ’09, Printmaking Festival, Stroud

Wrexham Print Internationals, Wrexham

Glasgow Print Gallery, Glasgow

Pump Gallery Dorking

Small Print/Big Impression, Leicester

International Triennial Print Exhibition, Prague

On-Line Gallery, Southampton

Medici Gallery London

Workplace Art, London

Gallery One, Barnes

Beatrice Royal, Southampton

Workplace Art, London

Mark Jason Fine Art. London

Gallery on the Green, London

Klim, New York Expo and Toronto

Beatrice Royal, Southampton

Gallery on the Green, London

Parkview Fine Paintings, Bristol

1990s

Royal Academy Summer Shows, London

Medici Gallery, London

Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow

Beatrice Royal, Southampton

Fairfax Gallery, Tunbridge Wells

Lucy Simmonds, Hong Kong and LA Expo

Parkview Fine Paintings, Bristol

On-line Gallery, Southampton

The Original Print Gallery, Dublin

Lucy Simmonds, Hong Kong and LA Expo

Images 21 Tour of the UK

John Davies Fine Paintings, Stow-on-the-Wold

Kertesz Gallery, San Francisco

Wyckham Gallery, Stockbridge

Nancy Smillie, Glasgow


Prizes

The John Purcell Prize, Wrexham Print Bienalle, 2007

The Hector Purchase Prize, RE Annual. 2008

Centre for Fine Art Print Research UWE, RE Annual. 2008

RWS Patron’s Prize, RWS Open Competition. 2015

RWS Exhibitions Prize, RWS Open Competition 2017

Sentinel Gallery Exhibitions Prize, RWS Open Competition 2017

 

Collections

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Royal Watercolour Society

Bank of England, London

Guildford Borough Council

Jiangsu Art Museum, China

 

Selected Commissions

Felix Rosenstiel’s

London Contemporary Art

Greek Island Holidays

Stephen Bull Restaurant

Marks and Spencer

Whittards of Chelsea

Waitrose

Starbucks

Private commissions

 

 

 

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