I've been making and painting contemporary mackerel sculptures using recycled and sustainable plywood since 2015.
My mackerel evolved from happy childhood memories - messing around in old boats, rowing, paddling, learning to sail, fishing and poking in South Devon and off the West Coast of Scotland. When I paint them I try to capture their incredible colours, vivid markings, freshness and beauty when they’re first pulled straight out of the sea - in a contemporary, clean, bright style.
My mackerel seem to resonate with so many people - that’s why I’ve continued to paint them. At the last count in 2021 it stood at over 6000. My work has sold in the US, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, The Far East, all over Europe and of course the UK 🇬🇧
Like many of us I adore the sea and enjoy watersports. The sea remains an integral part of my family’s life, both professionally and during holidays.
I went to art school in the mid eighties.
Rick and Jill Stein's Gift Shop in Padstow, Cornwall stock my mackerel key rings plus my Mackerel Shoal Giclee Framed Prints.
In 2019 I completed a commission for P&O Cruises (Carnival) - A shoal of 600 for their new ship "Iona" - my largest shoal to date.
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