Date of Birth: 19 November 1948
1971 BA(Cantab.) Architecture
1973 Diploma in Architecture
1974 MA(Cantab.) Architecture
Sinclair has drawn and painted since his earliest years when his parents (British engineer father and Belgian mother) lived in Khartoum in the Sudan. He was sent to school in England, to Worth in Sussex, where noted artist and sculptor Anthony Renouf painted alongside his students and allowed free access to the art room evenings and weekends. Sinclair started selling paintings to school friends.
He then spent a gap year with his family who had moved to Nairobi, and held a one man show at the New Stanley Gallery which was well reviewed by the East Africa Standard.
At Cambridge he graduated in Architecture and Fine Art and continued to hold one man shows in London, Edinburgh and West Flanders. For many years he continued drawing and painting alongside an international career in architecture designing hospitals.
He now lives in Guildford in Surrey and in recent years art has taken priority. He has developed his original style and has been widely exhibited. His work has a strong graphic base and a bold palette. There are a lot of European influences, reflecting his mother’s Flemish background, and the subject matter is diverse.
“My ideas start with drawings capturing emotionally charged images…sometimes a sketch will resurface into a painting years later. Shapes and the rhythms between them have always fascinated me….areas of flat colour are varied by the texture of brushstrokes and I am always experimenting, aiming for images that are charismatic”