Artist's Biography

Born in Solihull 1959 and studied studied at Solihull College. This was followed by two intensive years work in Milan with artist and master printmaker Oliviero Masi. After returning to the UK he originally set up his own etching workshop in Solihull, producing and promoting his work under the name of Capelli Printmaking Studio. His work is defined by strong drawing and design elements, he enjoys experimenting with various media including soft pencils, brushes and bamboo pens. These techniques combined with traditional painting and printmaking processes help create a distinctive subtlety throughout his work.

Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, he has quickly established a reputation among contemporary printmakers. His work is widely represented both nationally and internationally in many private collections. It also includes many commissions, one of which was presented to HRH Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.

EXHIBITIONS, selected.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 1984, 1985, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009.
Royal West of England Academy, Autumn Exhibitions 1986, 2000, 2001.
Zella Nine Gallery, South Kensington, London, 1983, 1984, 1986.
Gabor Gallery, Toronto, Canada 1983, 1984, 1985, 1989.
Solihull Art Gallery 1983, 1984.
Helios Pictures, Birmingham 1985.
Capelli Printmaking Studio, Solihull 1988, 1992.
The Gallery Upstairs, Torquil, Henley in Arden, Winter Exhibitions 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2008.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens 1991, 1992, 1999.
University of Birmingham, Staff House 1997, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012.
London Contemporary Print Fair, 1999.
Paperleaf Arts Fair, London 2000, 2001.
Landmark Arts Fair, London 2001.
Montpellier Gallery, Stratford upon Avon 2001.
Bath Fringe Arts Fair 2001.
El Bujio, Merida, Extremadura, Spain 2003.
Birmingham Printmakers, Digbeth 2008.
Arte Dubai 2014, 2015, 2016, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Stratford Upon Avon Art Society annual exhibition 2019, 2021.
PSW Art Materials, Studley, Warwickshire 2021.

COMMISSIONS, selected.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, presented to HRH Princess Anne 1985.
Lings Greetings Cards and Stationery 1986. 1988.
Rural Development Commission 1991.
County Living Magazine 1991.
Acco Rexel Ltd 1992.
Solihull Area Health Authority 1994.