After studying fine art and theatre design at Surrey art colleges, I won a place and graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, University College, London.
I come from an artistic family. A number of great/uncles were professional painters in early 20th century of a variety of styles. They included, on my maternal side: modernist painter:
Francis Dunbar Marshall-Malagola (1918-2001), his work is housed in European museums; paternal side: flower painter: Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997), still highly collectable; his brother, landscapist: Thomas Kennedy (1900-1983); illustrator A.E Kennedy.
Cousin David Tremlett, is famed for his modernist mural work, and was short listed for the Turner Prize, 1987. The society artist John Ward, R.A, was a friend of my maternal half-aunt Carla, whom I was fortunate enough to work with a number of times in his large dining room studio at home in Bilting, Kent. He was always amusing and encouraging.
Fine Art: Highlight Exhibitions
2019 Returning to painting in oils on paper, linen and canvas board small works under A3 in size. Sussex based.
2017 Continuing the watercolour series; Begin private tutoring for young students.
2015 Travelled to Venice, to acquire new material for new work in watercolour and mixed media. Private sales of works, oils on board. Mixed exhibition. Christine Walker Gallery, Caterham School, Surrey.
2011 Solo exhibition. The Troubadour Gallery, Kensington, London.
2007 Travelled to France and Venice, working on new landscapes.
2005 sold work for charity www.chasecare.org.uk art show; Henry Moore Gallery, The Royal College of Art, London • The Bourne Gallery at The Fine Art, Design and Antiques Fair at Kensington Olympia, London • Exhibited: chasecare.org.uk at the Royal College of Art, Henry Moore Gallery • Chelsea Harbour, Chelsea and Trinity Arts and Crafts Guild • Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Sq. London • Mixed work, Surrey exhibition.
2000 Solo exhibition is featured in the listings of The World of Interiors magazine; Petworth House, Sussex. Masco and Heseltine Gallery, Petworth, Sussex.
1995 Graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London.