Artist & GlassArt Profile.
I graduated from Portsmouth Art College in 1970 and then started a graphic design practice on the Isle of Wight. After 40 successful years as ‘Marriott Design’ one of the South’s leading design studios, I decided to turn a new chapter in my creative life to concentrate on being an equally successful artist/designer. I have reinvented myself, combining a professional life in design, a love of painting and glass with an instinctive desire for creativity.
I have created an original range of sculpted glass pictures inspired by the landscapes and coastline of the Isle of Wight. Exclusively working with recycled waste glass fragments from the famous Isle of Wight Studio Glass, these unique handmade pictures have evolved as a direct development of his design skills. Combining an understanding of composition and visual presentation.
Mixed Media Prints
Extending my GlassArt imagery I have reworked them with mixed media and presented them as large format artworks which have had further surface treatments with epoxy resins to enhance the nature of the subject.
My style is variable relative to achieving the best results for a specific commission. With an instinctive eye for a creative image my paintings can be directly influenced by the textures in my GlassArt. The two dimensional thickness to the paint reflects my glass-fusion process.
NEWS. September 2015.
Placed 2nd overall to celebrated Sardinian artist for the International Biennial ‘Isole’ Painting Competition.
Art Cares Open Exhibition. Peoples Gallery. 68 Union Street, Ryde. PO33 2LN. From Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th Sept. 10.30 -4.30 each day.
Landscape Paintings of the IW Exhibition. Saturday 1st-9th October inclusive. Eastdene Coach House, Bonchurch.
Quarr Abbey Christmas Exhibition. 10.30am-4.30 each day. Wednesday 14th to Tuesday 20th Dec inclusive.