Biography

Statement

Consciously turning away from any knowledge I have regarding the craft and traditions of painting, through free improvisation I allow the form of the work to come (as far as possible) from the instinctive knowing of my pre-conscious, original self.

This is quite different from self-consciously trying to be original. We are by default the origin – the source of our own experience – and by actively embracing that fact I believe that we approach the very essence of the function of art.

(A comprehensive overview of my working practice is presented in  ‘Liberty with Order: The Art of Improvisation’  available from Fiumano Projects, London)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

• An Organic Approach to Form and Matter – Archimania, Sanremo, Italy

2015

• Liberty with Order – Fiumano Projects, London, UK

2013

• Dreamtime – Fiumano Projects, London, UK

2012

My Back Pages – Laboratorio Aperto, Bussana Vecchia, Italy

2010

The Art of Improvisation – Fiumano Fine Art, London, UK

2008

The Art of Self Expression – Chapel Row Gallery, Bath, UK

2001

Jazz Painting – Molde Jazz Festival, Norway

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

London Art Fair – Fiumano Projects, London, UK

2015

START, Saatchi Gallery – Fiumano Projects, London, UK
London Art Fair – Fiumano Projects, London, UK

2014

Showing in London, Hong Kong, New York & Singapore
– Fiumano Projects, London, UK

2013

Showing in London, Hong Kong, New York & Singapore
– Fiumano Projects, London, UK

2012

Summer Exhibition – Fiumano Fine Art, London, UK
Fantasia – Milan, Italy

2011

Showing in London & Singapore
– Fiumano Fine Art, London, UK

2010

Chesterton & Humberts – London, UK
Henley Arts Festival – Henley, UK

2009

Art London – Fiumano Fine Art, London, UK
Edinburgh Art Fair – Fiumano Fine Art, London UK

2008

Annual Exhibition – Bath Society of Artists, UK
Winter Exhibition – Fiumano Fine Art, London, UK

2002

Inner Landscapes – Oxo Tower, London, UK

Publications

Liberty with Order: The Art of Improvisation – Fiumano Projects     Publishing, London, UK

Residencies

 2011-14

Casa Harvey – International Artist Community of Bussana Vecchia, Italy

2002-6

The Performance Space – Covent Garden, London, UK

Other

1997-99

Creative Advisor/Project Coordinator – Albatros Studios, Sydney, Australia

1995-97

Associate Music Tutor – Richmond Music Trust, London, UK

1990-97

Principal Cellist – Intercontinental Chamber Ensemble, Sydney, Australia

1982-84

Collaborative Project with avant-garde saxophonist Xero Slingsby (‘The Works’)

Education

1995-6

Diploma in Studio Practice – University of West London, UK

1987-9

Certificate in Education (Further Education) – Huddersfield Polytechnic, UK

1982

Associate Diploma in Cello Tuition – Royal College of Music, London, UK

1981

Licenciate Diploma in Cello Performance – Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London, UK

1979-82

BA (hons) Music, Specialising in Musical Composition – Leeds University, UK

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