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.

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.