I was born in Penzance Cornwall and left school at 15 to work on a farm overlooking Mounts Bay. In 1956 I joined the Royal Air Force and returned to Penzance in 1991.
Brilliant colours and rich detail are characteristic to my landscapes which have a strong sense of place; England especially Devon and Cornwall. My work has been exhibited throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and is in private collections worldwide.
A strong influence is the English country poet John Clare (1793-1864) who said ”a poet is born not made” and I believe it to be the same of artists.
I really would like the paintings to speak for themselves…
Fresh, exciting, vibrant and upliftingThe Guardian
Vibrant colours and finely executed painting are a direct shot of sunshine, the essence of Penwiths’ landscape, light and lifeCornwall Today
Just lovelyStubroft Gallery - Copenhagen
Well developed sense of line and colourObserver
In love with the landscape. Bold & vigorous, his pictures glow with joy and optimismPainting World
Very impressive!Alexander McKenzie
The real thing!Sir Terry Frost
Deep affection for, and knowledge of, CornwallWestern Morning News
Excels in decorative description of vessels in distressThe Scotsman
Beautiful English landscapesGallery Bram, AARHUS - Denmark
His pictures leave their mark on both mind and eyeFrank Ruhrmund - The Cornishman