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Artist's Statement

I am a Yorkshireman by birth and domicile. But, because my early training was at the Edinburgh College of Art where I was taught by Scots, I have always considered myself to belong to the Scottish School of painting. In other words, like many Scottish painters, I glory in the use of vibrant colour and richly textured paint.

My subject-matter tends to be rather escteric. Starting with clay pigeon shooters in the late '80's, I have explored a number of themes which seem to melt seamlessly into each other as they develop. For example, Morris dancers; the Green Man; the Hobby Horse and the Centaur appeared one after the other in my paintings. Most recently, I have based my work on images from Irish folklore as related by Sean O'Connall, the great kerry storyteller.

One month a year; usually August, I escape from the studio, and paint landscape out-of-doors, preferably in a warm climate.

1932 Born 27 March in Leeds
1949-51 Studied Leeds College of Art
1953 Edinburgh College of Art, graduated DA (Edin)
1954 Post Diploma Scholarship
1955 Andrew Grant Major Travelling Scholarship
1958-60 Lecturer, Huddersfield School of Art
1960-80 Illustrated 400 children's books
1970-99 Completed 500 commissioned portraits
1994-99 Vice-President, Royal Society of Portrait Painters
2003 Hon. Member Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Awards and Prizes

William Hoffman Wood Gold Medal for Painting

1981-82 Yorkshire Television Fine Art Fellowship
1982 Arts Council Award, Art in Public Places
1986 Hunting Group Art Prize (£2000)
1990 Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Prize (£5000)
Group Membership
1974-date Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)
1990-date Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW)
1991-date Royal Society of British Artists (RBA)
1995-date Royal Watercolour Society (RWS)
One-Man Exhibitions
1974 Batley Art Gallery 1979 Wichita Falls, USA
1979 Manor House, Ilkley 1981 Hudderfield Art Gallery
1983 Linton Court Gallery 1985 Rochdale Pioneers Museum
1986 Leeds University Gallery 1990 Hart Gallery, Nottingham
1991 Huddersfield Art Gallery 1993 Cooper Art Gallery, Barnsley
1993 Pierrepoint Gallery, Newark 1995 Trevor Stubley Gallery, Holmfirth
1996 BBC Television Centre, Manchester 1997 Museum Gallery, Saddleworth
1997 Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh 1999 Civic Hall, Uppermill
2002 Origin Gallery, Dublin 2002 Trevor Stubley Gallery, Holmfirth
2003 Trevor Stubley Gallery, Holmfirth 2004 North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge
2004 Trevor Stubley Gallery, Holmfirth 2005 with son Adam, Trevor Stubley Gallery
2006 with son Adam, Trevor Stubley Gallery  
1985 Painted in Normandy 1986 Painted in Catalunia
1987 Painted in Portugal 1988 Painted in Croatia
1989 Painted in Aegean 1990 Painted in Turkey
1991 Painted in Corsica and Venice 1992 Painted in Sardinia
1993 Painted in Scotland 1994 Painted in Bavaria
1995 Painted in Umbria 1996 Painted in Czech Republic
1997 Painted in Haute Provence 1998 Painted in Southern Italy
1999 Painted on the Cote d'Azure 2000 Painted in Cantabria
2001 Painted in Ireland 2002 Painted in La Rochelle
2003 Painted in Holmfirth  
Prominent Portrait Sitters Collections
HM the Queen Windsor Castle, HM the Queen
Sir Michael Atiyah PRS, OM National Portrait Gallery, London
Alan Ayckbourn Doncaster Art Gallery
Dame Janet Baker Huddersfield Art Gallery
Josephine Barstow Leeds City Art Gallery
Stan Barstow Lincoln Usher Art Gallery
Dr Stuart Blanch, Archbishop of York Manchester City Art Gallery
Lady Frainy Bomanji Sheffield City Art Gallery
Lord Boyle of Handsworth Wakefield City Art Gallery
Lord Briggs University of Bradford
Sir William Bulmer University of Buckingham
Lord Bullock University of Hull
Sir Charles Carter University of Lancaster
Rt Hon Sir Zelman Cowen University of Leeds
Edwina Currie MP University of Liverpool
Lord Dainton of Hallam Moors University of Loughborough
Michel Dalberto University of Nottingham
Dame Judi Dench Green College, Oxford University
Sir Richard Doll St Catherine's College, Oxford University
Sir Richard Graham, Bt St John's College, Oxford University
Gilbert Gray QC Oriel College, Oxford University
Rt Hon Lord Hailsham of Marylebone KG, CH Worcester College, Oxford University
Lord Halifax University of Sheffield
Elizabeth Harwood University of Strathclyde
Professor Sir Richard Hoggart Bagshaw Museum, Batley
Baron Howard of Hinderskelf Calderdale Education Authority
Professor Sir Fred Hoyle, FRS Harrogate MBC
Sir Glyn Jones Humberside Leisure Services
Sir John Lang Kirklees Education Authority
Charles Kalms Nottingham Education Authority
Sgt Ian McKay VC Rotherham MBC
Baroness Masham, Countess of Swinton Wakefield Schools Resources Service
Lord Morris of Grasmere Bradford School of Physiotherapy
Sir Patrick Nairne The British Library
The Marquess of Normandy Edinburgh College of Art
Professor Alan Peacock Granada Television
Alan Plater Castle Howard, Malton
Lord Porter FRS, OM London School of Dental Pathology
J B Priestley, OM Ministry of Defence (Admiralty)
Professor Philip Reynolds The Royal Institution
Lord Rhodes of Saddleworth Westminster Hospital
Michael Roll The Palace of Westminster
Patricia Ruanne Windsor Castle
Viscount and Viscountess Sidmouth Institution of Electrical Engineers
Professor Geoffrey Sims Abbey, Hanson Rowe and Partners
Air Chief Marshall Arjan Singh DFC, IAF AMEC
Dr Olaf Thornton Co-operative Wholesale Society
Air Chief Marshall Sir John Thomson, KCB Cranwell RAF College
Dorothy Tutin Dixon's Group Plc
Sir William Tweddle Halifax Building Society
Richard Wainwright, MP Hanson Group Plc
Keith Waterhouse Provident Financial Group
Dr B C L Weedon Rowntree Mackintosh
Lord Wolfenden Shell Chemicals UK Ltd
Air Marshall Sir William Wratten KBE Singer and Friedlander
The Marquess of Zetland Yorkshire Television

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