About Me



Wilder's Folly

I’m an amateur artist living in West Berkshire and a member of the Reading Guild of Artists.

I take my inspiration mainly from rural and coastal landscapes, and the transformative effects that seasonal and meteorological change have on these. I have a particular fascination with human intervention on the landscape and the resulting tension between permanence and impermanence: ancient monuments and architectural ruins being a favourite theme. I am intrigued by the way these become absorbed into the surrounding environment over time, while maintaining some presence of their own. I try to reflect this in the scale of the landscapes I paint and through the relationship between land and sky.

I studied art at Chichester in the 1990s, as an undergraduate student, but only returned to painting in 2020. I work mainly in oils and acrylics. I am a keen walker and always have my camera to hand for taking reference photographs, particularly in “interesting” weather!

TALP Open 2022 exhibitor logo
RGA Annual Exhibition 2021

Exhibitions and Competitions


14 July – 14 August 2022
TALP Open 2022
Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham

29 – 31 October 2021
Reading Charity Art Fair
Leighton Park School, Reading

5 July – 28 Aug 2021
Royal Berkshire Hospital Corridor Exhibition No.26

Fri 16th – Tue 27th July 2021
The RGA 90th Annual Exhibition 2021 ‘Reconnected’
The Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

June 2021
RGA Online Exhibition “Celebrating our Town – Discover Reading” Summer Supplement

March 2021
RGA Online Exhibitionwhile we wait

Reading Charity Art Fair 2021
Painting of folly on top of a hill under a cloudy sky


Shortlisted for the final round of judging
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2022

Wilder’s Folly, after the rain (2020)
Acrylic on canvas board (51cm x 41cm)

Corfe Castle (2021)

Selected for exhibition in The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines’
TALP Open Competition 2022

Corfe Castle
Acrylic on canvas (50cm x 20cm)

Castle Howard (2021)

Awarded Artists & Illustrators magazine
Artwork of the Month’
(Editor’s Picks ‘Reflections’ competition: February 2022)

Castle Howard (2021)
Acrylic on canvas board (60 x 30cm)