I first arrived in Japan in 1994 living in the Japan Alps from 1994-2002. Then we moved to Kobe City on the Japan Inland Sea.
1994.7 Arrive in Japan
1994.10 Tokyo Met Museum " International Fine Arts Exhibition " principal work exhibition (International Artist Exhibition)
1994.12 Moved to the Japanese Alps (Nagano prefecture).
1995.1 Opening of Alpine Studio
2002.11 Opening of New Kobe Studio
2003.9-2007.7.7Artist in Residence. Kobe City. Japan.
1995.5 one man Exhibition Hakuba Olympic Village. Nagano Prefecture
1995.6 Major one man Exhibition 10th International Film Festival of Adventure and Sport. Hakuba Olympic village. Nagano Prefecture
1995.6 one man Exhibition Omachi City Gallery Omachi City. Nagano Prefecture.
1995.7 one man Exhibition. Miasa Village. Nagano Prefecture.
1995.7 one man Exhibition Ministry for Telecommunications and Post. Central Gallery. Nagano City. Nagano Prefecture. Exhibition sponsored by the British Council Tokyo
1995.8 one man Exhibition Tokyo International Step Gallery Ginza Tokyo
1995.11 Major one man Exhibition: Exhibition by the invitation of the Government of Niigata Prefecture.
1996.2 Major one man Exhibition by the invitation of Hachijuni Bank held at Gallery 82 Nagano City. Nagano Prefecture. Attended by City Mayor and representatives of both the City and the Prefecture. Exhibition sponsored by the British Council Tokyo
1997.7 one man Exhibition by the International Publishing and Book Company, Heiando. Nagano City. Nagano Prefecture.
1997.8 one man Exhibition Tobu publishing and distribution town collective. Nagano Prefecture.
1998 Major one man Exhibition The British Festival '98 - British Festival UK'98 - an official event organized by the British Government. Invitation received from both British and Japanese Prime Ministers. Invitation for exhibition received from the town mayor of Shishushinmachi. Exhibtion held for one month at Shinshushinmachi Art Museum.
Shinshushinmachi Art Museum Web Site English Page Major Works nominated to the museum collection Sponsored by British Council Tokyo
2nd Exhibition by the International Publishing and Book Company, Heiando. Nagano City. Nagano Prefecture. Sponsored by the British Council Tokyo.
2nd exhibition invitation Ministry for Telecommunications and Post. Central Gallery. Nagano City. Nagano Prefecture. Exhibition sponsored by the British Council Tokyo
1999 Internet gallery Alpine Arts Atelier opening
2000.8 one man exhibition. Exhibition invitation by Obuse Town, one of the previous homes of the great Japanese artist Hokusai. Exhibition sponsored by the British Council Tokyo.
2001.9 one man exhibition. The Hasegawa Gallery. Nagano City. Nagano Prefecture. Attended by the Mayor of Nagano City. Exhibition sponsored by the British Council Tokyo.
2003.5 one man exhibition. Kitanozaka Gallery. Kobe City. The exhibition was opened by the British Consular-General, the Rt. Hon. Mr. Neil Hook. We received support from the British Council, the Governor of Hyogo Prefecture and the Mayor of Kobe City, all whom sent representatives, with messages. Sponsored by the British Council Tokyo.
2003.11 one man exhibition. Rhine House Ijinkan. Kitano Ijinkan. Kobe City. Sponsored by the British Council Tokyo.
2003.12 one man exhibition. Rhine House Ijinkan. Kitano Ijinkan. Kobe City. Sponsored by the British Council Tokyo.
2005.5 one man exhibition. MG Gallery Kobe City Japan. Sponsored by the British Council Tokyo.
2005.9 one man exhibition. CAP House Kobe City Japan. Sponsored by the British Council Tokyo.
Prize and Conferment
1995.7.Received the nomination of the 27th Daisan Bunmei Exhibition held at the Tokyo Met Museum and followed at the Fuij Art Museum. Received encouragement award, and the work was selected for the poster. The works are now part of the collection of the International Friendship House. Shibuya. Tokyo.
The works were nominated for award by Professor Teruo Onuma and also Dean of Fine Arts of the Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music.
1995.9 Letter of Introduction received from Dr Hara President of Seiko Inc. 1987-1993. Now Senior Adviser.
1995.9 Shinano Fine Arts Museum . Nagano City. Nagano Prefecture. Japanese Watercolor Exhibition.
1996.9 Shinano fine arts museum " Japanese watercolor painting chairman field branch spreading/displaying " acceptance
1997 Invited to be listed in the Japanese Artist Directory, the most important publication each year by Bijutsu Nenkan Sha.
1997 Invited to take part in the Osaka Prefecture "Oasis97" International Art Exhibition.
1997.8 Daisan Bunmei exhibition, held at the Tokyo Met Museum and Fuji Art Museum.
1997.10 The principal work from above now part of the collection in Tokyo International Friendship Hall.
1997.10 Research and Study fee award from Dr. Daisaku Ikeda
1998.2.6 Invited by the British Ambassador to the Official Reception for HRH Princess Royal of the UK who was in attendance for the opening of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games. Nagano. City.
2000 Invited to become a full member of Shin Nihon Bijutsuin. Leading Nihonga or Japanese style painting group.
2001.3 Work invited to be included in a major Japanese Art publication about the history of cherry blossom painting, titled "The Sense of Beauty of Japan ". Sakura. The work is published (the p464 work, p555 brief history).
2001.11 Invited to take part in the 33rd exhibition of the Shin Nihon Bijutsuin. Received an art award for the work "Lotus Pond".
2002.5 Received Japanese Permanent Residence visa
1995 SGI Graphic magazine. Article published in the SGI "Graphic worldwide" 128 countries
1996 Television "The English Artist who paints the Japan Alps nature" and is broadcasted by the Nagano Asahi Broadcasting Corporation television
Television Programs produced by SBC TV and NHK TV, NBS TV ABN TV
Many local and national newspapers.
FM Nagano guest performance
Art theory lecture 1996 The Shinshu Hounan Women's Junior College " The Purpose of Art " (student * citizen object)
Overseas Painting Trip
1997 3 months; Kyoto and Osaka, Thailand Hawaii, San Francisco and Florida
Study and Research
1995-2000. Researched the work of the great Japanese Nihonga painter, Higashiyama Kaii
1998 Letter of encouragement received from Higashiyama Kaii