'Following the rush of the C -grade Art O-Level in 1977, I spent the next 25 years writing and singing for a trio of fairly successful punk bands*, during which time my only excursions into visual art were album cover designs...three years ago a combination of decreased band activity (more time) and moving from Bath to Devon (more sea) unleashed a surge of at first frenzied then gradually calmer inspiration to rediscover painting, and it has been a wonderfully surprising learning curve ever since. I paint with acrylics - being malleable and dynamic - and subjects vary from the abstracted to the witnessed; but all tend toward nature rather than artifact.'

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*Subhumans, Culture Shock & Citizen Fish