I spent 25 years in the printing and publishing industry, most of them with the great Mondadori in Italy. I had the privilege of working with many of the best British and American publishers to produce beautiful "coffee table" art books. It was in Italy that I began to soak up the culture of art.
Whilst my day job involved the latest and best printing technology, in my spare time I was fascinated by the low-tech printing processes of block printing, etching and silk-screen printing.
12 years ago I felt like a big change and so opened a picture framing workshop and small gallery on Wimbledon Broadway, modelled on some of the beautiful framing shops I had used in Italy. That was a fascinating and satisfying time, working with many artists to frame their work to the best effect.
Having a small gallery in the shop also gave me an outlet for my own creative output. But there was one big problem: - time! I was too busy framing to have time for my own painting and printing.
But now they have pulled down my shop to make room for a new Safeway store. So instead of opening a new high street shop I have decided to try the internet. Go to my website and blog (click on links at top) to see how I'm getting on.
My latest project is a series of portraits of great composers which you can see at www.52composers.com
I am a member of the British Fine Art Trade Guild
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