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biography

Graduating with an MA honours in Fine Art from Edinburgh University and College of Art in 1977, I have been involved in making art in various ways ever since. I have exhibited in London, Aldeburgh, Cumbria, Somerset and Dorset. In the early eighties I was proprietor of an Arts and Crafts Gallery in Coniston, Cumbria, showing my own work and that of other British artists and craftsmen. I have sailed the Atlantic and worked as a charter skipper in the Caribbean, painting to commission for guests and fellow sailors along the way. Life on the ocean had a great impact on the development of my art.  

I moved to Dorset to teach art, which I did for 24 years, leaving the classroom in 2013 to focus full time on my own art practice again in my studio on the southern edge of Shaftesbury. This has led to exhibitions in galleries and arts centres, locally in Dorset and Somerset, as well as open studios independently and as part of Dorset Art Weeks.

I am constantly experimenting with approaches to painting, printmaking and drawing to create images inspired by the natural environment. I know there are many avenues to be explored and have no intention of settling to one way of working. Idea and process are interdependent in each series of work and lead to its style which can range from realism to abstract. The sources of my ideas are from first hand observation, experience and memory.  

 

Exhibitions

2017          Somerset, ACEarts Somerton

                  FIFTY BEES and The Interconnectedness Of All Things, Group Exhibition.

2017          Dorset, Shaftesbury Arts Centre

                  Andrea Jenkins and Jonathan Garratt - paintings and pots

2017          Dorset, Shaftesbury Arts Centre

                  Portrait of Shaftesbury, Buzzing about Shaftesbury open exhibition.

2017          Dorset, White Stones Cafe-Gallery, Easton, Portland

                  Chisels and Brushes Group exhibition.

2017          Dorset, Shaftesbury Arts Centre

                 Welcome 17 

2016         Dorset, November Open Studio at Stod Cottage

2016         Dorset, L'Artishe Gallery, Swanage.

                 Boundaries 2  Group Exhibition.

2016         Dorset Art Weeks, Open Studio at Stod Cottage

2016         Dorset, L'Artishe Gallery, Swanage.

                 100cu. Open Exhibition.

2016         Dorset, Shaftesbury Arts Centre, Snowdrops in Art. 

                  Open exhibition.

2015        Somerset. ‘Custard Pudding’ Shepton Mallet. 

                Selection of small paintings and relief prints.

2015        Dorset Shaftesbury Arts Centre. ‘Heaven and Earth’ 

                with Darren Turner, woodturner and sculptor.        

2015        Dorset Shaftesbury Arts Centre. ‘Trees’ 

                Portrait of Shaftesbury Open,

2015        Dorset L’Artishe Gallery, Swanage 

                 Open Printmaking and Artists’ Books.

2015        Dorset. Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Welcome 15.

2014        Dorset. Dorset Art Weeks, Open Studio at Stod Cottage.

2014        Dorset. Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Shaftesbury Snowdrops. 

                Open exhibition.

2010        Dorset. Dorset Art Weeks, Open Studio at Stod Cottage.

2008        Dorset. Dorset Art Weeks, Open Studio at Stod Cottage.

2007        Dorset. The Study Gallery. Poole. 

                 FRONTIER Artist’s Book Open Exhibition.

1994        Dorset. Dorchester Museum. Dorset Art Teachers Exhibition.

1984        Cumbria. The Chapel. Graythwaite. ‘Artist Under Sail’ solo show.

1983        Cumbria. The Brewery Arts Centre. Kendall. solo show.

1980-82   Cumbria. Bridge House Art and Craft Gallery Coniston. 

                Proprietor exhibiting my own and other artist/craftsmen’s work.

1979        London. Soho Film Co. ‘Water and Wool’ solo show.

1979        Suffolk. The Cinema. Aldeburgh. solo show.

1978        London. Paddington AEI. solo show.