As well as owning and running a second-hand bookshop and tiny arts venue in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, I am a freelance art historian, and available to give lectures on various aspects of art and art history. My specialisation is in Northern Renaissance art, but I have taught on a variety of subjects. I have a particular interest in the Northern tradition – a line of influence in the North that is non-classical (anti-classical?) from the Middle Ages to the present day. I have also taught a lot on Italian Renaissance art, on the art of the Middle Ages (from the Visigoths to the Trecento), on Dutch painting in the 17th century, on German Romanticism, and more.
I was a part-time lecturer for a number of years at Bristol University, at the Open University and on a programme for American students that involved both classroom teaching and a month-long tour of Western Europe looking at original works of art. My main employer these days is the University of Oxford, where for several years I have been involved in the Department for Continuing Education, teaching summer schools, Diploma units and online courses – I am editor as well as one of the tutors for the online Art History courses, and wrote one of the courses, entitled Dürer to Bruegel. I have given individual lectures on a number of occasions, including at the V&A.
I can tailor both the content and the style of my lectures to suit a particular audience; if you would like me to give a lecture to your group or society or student body, do get in touch.