I am an art and architectural historian. I write features for art magazines and newspapers, with many books published, on art movements, and artists, including Hieronymus Bosch, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt, William Morris, Egon Schiele and Edward Hopper.
I live in London and Cumbria. I joined Kingston University as a visiting lecturer in 2002/3, teaching art, architecture and design history.
I write for commercial and academic publications, with books on art for several publishers. I write travel features too, and when possible, visit places that hold my interest, from the Cotswolds to Casablanca; Den Bosch to Dublin.
On these pages you will find information on commissioned books, and interviews.
CUMBRIA LIFE 'CULTURE AWARDS 2017'
As a Cumbria Life 'Culture Awards 2017' judge I attended the Awards at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria.It was a brilliant night, attended by the CEO, and the Chairman of the Arts Council. Cumbria Life honoured an amazing group of people, for poetry, writing, music, art, design, theatre, one-off culture events, plus special awards for outstanding achievements. Cumbria has such talented people.
You can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS magazine, July issue, has my five-page feature on the late Howard Hodgkin, titled 'Howard Hodgkin: A Life in Colour', 28-33.
ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS magazine, April issue, I have a six-page feature on the re-opening of Tate St Ives, 'To The Sea'.
Just viewed the stunningly beautiful 'The Caged Bird's Song', a vast tapestry transferred from a waterolour tryptich by Chris Ofili. It's on show at the National Gallery, London, in 'Weaving Magic' in the Sunley Room until 28 August (see carousel above)
HOWARD HODGKIN at National Portrait Gallery.
A must-see in London is the late Howard Hodgkin exhibition of remarkable portraits 'Absent Friends', at the National Portrait Gallery, until 18 June.
A must-see in Cumbria is the spectacular retrospective of artist Julian Cooper's paintings 1970-2017, on show at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, until 2 July.