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!

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RGA Annual Exhibition 2021
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Exhibitions and Competitions

Exhibitions

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
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Painting of folly on top of a hill under a cloudy sky

Competitions

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
(2021)
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)