British tempera painter. Graduated from Norwich School of Art in 1976. Exhibits worldwide. Work recently exhibited in London, Tokyo, Osaka, Paris and New York. Invited UK representative at the 2003 and 2005 Florence Biennale. Featured as arts adviser and practitioner in popular 2004 BBC 1 television series art ”Rolf on Art.”
“I have a deep interest in traditions of practice, in colour, line, mark-making and edge. Imagery springs from anything that excites: communication, touch, tension, flight, landscape, love, laughter, the spaces between and things sacred.
Using fifteenth century methods, imagery is worked up in tempera comprised of ground mineral pigments mixed with egg yolk and distilled water. The tempera is laid down on gessoed oak panels between gilded shapes of gold leaf. Much time passes between each process. Many drawings of thoughts and ideas form stimuli for the paintings that can take two or three years to resolve.