this is an ongoing body of work which has its roots in my first visit to the west coast of Ireland in 1995. the result is a project which has taken its own momentum and has developed organically over time. my paintings are predominantly of three areas, the coast of county mayo in ireland, the lake district and northumberland. these are all places in which i have been inspired by the dynamic relationship between light and land or water. Closer to home, I have more recently painted the dales and moors of North Yorkshire.


Exhibitions

Innerlandscapes; solo show at York College march / april 2006

Innerlandscapes; solo show at King's Manor, York, april / may 2006

Paintings and Prints; solo show at The Blake Head Bookshop and Cafe gallery, York, July 2008

Damian Shirt and Friends; joint show with Rory Motion at Norman Rae Gallery, York University Jan / Feb 2009

Pastels and Paintings; joint exhibition with Rory Motion at York Hospital, Feb / March 2009

Secluded Spaces; 'Spotlight' exhibition at The Viridian Gallery, Keswick, Cumbria, July/August 2009

York Open Studios 2010: Fri 16th April - Sun 18th April: Bootham School, York

Land, City and Memory: Group exhibition at The Art Space, York, May / June 2010

York Open Studios 2011: 1st - 10th April 2011

Evocative Landscapes: solo show at The Arts Barge, Room 58, Skeldergate Moorings, York, 10 - 12 July 2011

Evocative Landscapes: solo show at Spelman's Bookshop, Micklegate, York, September 2011

Evocative Landscapes: solo show at Helmsley Arts Centre, North Yorkshire, Sept 2012

Paintings prints and cards currently for sale at Ken Spelman Booksellers and Gallery, 70 Micklegate, York