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.
My speciality was, for the most part, set design, which involved design of stage sets, model-making, painting, and handling of numerous range of media involved in theatre production. My teachers, Peter Snow, and ballet designer and painter, Yolanda Sonnabend, guided my work and understanding.
After some experimentation, I found wood was a favourable surface for my oil works. This became the way forward to producing the works I do today. Currently I am embarking on a series of water-media paintings to create a faster, more fluid process.
I come from an artistic family. A number of uncles/ancestors were professional painters in the 19th and 20th centuries. They exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Academy, London, including: Francis Dunbar Marshall Malagola (1918-2001), flower painter: Cecil Kennedy (1905-1997), landscapist: Thomas Kennedy (1900-1983). Cousin David Tremlett, is famed for his modernist mural work, and was short listed for the Turner Prize, 1987. The artist John Ward, R.A, was a friend of my aunt, whom I was fortunate enough to work with a number of times in his large dining room studio at home in Kent. He was always amusing and encouraging.
- Fine Art: Exhibitions
- 2014-15 Travelled to Venice, to acquire new material for new work in watercolour and mixed media. Private direct sales of works, oils on board.
2012 Mixed exhibition. Christine Walker Gallery, Caterham School, Surrey
- Solo exhibition. 4-6th May 2011. The Troubadour Gallery, Kensington, London. Agent: Richard Thorneycroft website: at The Wandering Artist.
2010 March: The Christine Walker Gallery, Caterham, Surrey. The Bluehouse Arts Festival, Oxted, Surrey.
2007 Travelled to France and Venice, working on new landscapes, painting on canvas.
2005 sold work for charity www.chasecare.org.uk art show,
Henry Moore Gallery, The Royal College of Art, London.
The Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey
The Fine Art, Design and Antiques Fair at Kensington Olympia, London.
Exhibited: chasecare.org.uk at the Royal College of Art, Henry Moore Gallery.
London Exhibitions: at 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; at Petworth House, Sussex.
- 2000, Pam Masco and Heseltine Gallery, Petworth, Sussex.