Born in Surrey in 1962 and trained as a commercial sign painter, my profession until I moved to Wiltshire in 2011 taking the opportunity to become a full time painter.
Inspired by the open landscapes, the big skies, the textures and colours of the Wiltshire landscape, I developed my technique of using strong primary colours and strong brush marks.
The contrasts of light and shade in a still life or a landscape are captivating. The sun directs its light onto people doing everyday things, whether they are just gazing or sharing a split-second interaction, this is something I also like to capture. Creating work is like being on a long and exciting journey, discovering new techniques, or being inspired by another artist. There is a joy about making a decision that becomes a success and takes you in a new direction.