Welcome to the world of the Grateful Shed
Oil paintings inspired by the techniques of great painters from the past
I hail from, and still live in East Sussex, England near the beautiful Ashdown Forest. Being self taught, I owe whatever is I can now do to study of the techniques of truly great painters from the past. The majority of my pieces emerge from various versions of the 15th century 'Flemish Method' of painting, building up from monotone under layers with colour glazes (see Flemish Method page for further details)
A lifelong painter, my work has appeared in various exhibitions and collections throughout the South East of England and abroad. I've also been fortunate to have had work selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,
Whilst My enigmatic Teddy Bear (see WhatTheMarketWillBear) appears from time to time in my pieces, there is no overall 'grand plan' or agenda to my output: I just want to make individual works each able to speak for themselves, and that hopefully intrigue and appeal in equal measure.
I am more than happy to answer any questions about work, techniques, and current availability of original work on the site. Please use the form on the Contact page for this.
I hope you enjoy your visit.