I was born in England and grew up on the foothills of Mount Kenya and later lived in North Africa, America and Bermuda. Artistically I have been educated in the UK, Germany and the States. In February 2005 I was lucky enough to come to live here in Bahrain.
My first exhibition was held in the States in 1989 and since then I have exhibited every year and sometimes more often in America, the UK and Bahrain.
Many things have influenced my work of course but the two biggest influences have been Patricia Tobacco Forrester in Washington DC with whom I studied and Shirley Trevena, the mixed media guru who works in England. Bahrain has helped my work to continue developing.
I like to paint natural subjects. Few things give me greater pleasure than when a client tells me how much joy a painting of mine has given them.
My work can be found in private collections in the US, the UK, Bermuda, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Bahrain. In January 2014 I was honoured by being selected for the 40th Fine Arts Exhibition here.
Watercolour Workshops – January-February 2020
Workshops at Wild About Art will begin on Wednesday, 8thJanuary from 9am-12pm and will continue for 10 weeks
The cost will be BD 240 per person.
Payment can be made in two tranches, one of which should be in advance ( 140 BD )
If payment in full is made in advance a 10% discount will be given.
If you wish to take just one workshop (the first one) to experience it then the fee for that will be BD40 inclusive of Watercolour Paper and some paints , kindly bring your own paints and brushes if you have.
The objective of these workshops will be to develop techniques and some experience to allow each individual to paint seeing things their way and in their own individual style. This applies to beginners and those with experience
(1) Roll kitchen paper
(2) 2 brushes: Daler Rowney from Things to Do, sizes 10 and 4 round (BD 5.270 and BD 2.075 respectively)
(3) Paint: Good quality Winsor & Newton in small tubes. 6-8 primary colours
(4) Palette: Anything flat and white will do, even an old white dinner plate
(5) Something to contain your water in as you work, e.g. an old plastic yoghurt container
(6) HB pencil and soft eraser
(7) Paper will be provided for the first 2 sessions. After that you will need to buy some. There are many varieties, surfaces and qualities and it is a very personal thing
Once a WEEK , Every Wednesday
9 AM - 12 PM
BD 240 BD For Package of 10 days
BD 140 BD For Package of 5 days
BD 40 for one day
There will also be 2 evening workshops on Sunday 12 January and Monday 13 January from 6-8pm.
The cost for this workshop will be 50 BD in total inclusive of watercolor paper and some paints, please bring your own watercolour paints and brushes if you have.
These 2 workshops will be to allow those who are working and want to do some watercolours to come after work and in two sessions complete a painting.
We request to register with advance payment before January 8th 2020 through Benefit Pay or Cash at studio.