I was born in Northumberland in 1973, and spent most of my childhood in the North East of England.
From a very early age I had shown natural ability to draw and paint. I excelled in art-related subjects, always gaining top grades throughout school and college.
I would often venture down to the beautiful North Cornish coast year after year, for the vast sandy beaches and rugged coastline.
Now I can call it home, living with my partner and our
two beautiful daughters
Living and working as a professional artist surrounded by stunning scenery, unspoilt fishing ports is an inspiration every day.
‘Clouds break, Watergate Bay ' medium – Pastels on paper
My paintings have been sold internationally and my work has been added to many private collections.
‘I gain great enjoyment, pleasure and satisfaction when I successfully complete a painting which someone else could then enjoy’
About my work
I produce my work in many mediums but prefer acrylics or oils for their strength of colour and versatility. Subjects to include sea, landscapes, portraiture and figurative
I am a member of the Wadebridge life drawing group and often drop in to the St Ives School of Painting.
' I have always loved to draw and paint. It is my passion, inspired by the mood and light of the environment that surrounds me'
My influences are from the cubist art movement, one of the most significant art movements of the twentieth century.
Picasso Factory at Horta de Ebro 1909
Cubist founders Picasso and Braque reduced their subjects to basic geometric forms, rejecting the traditional philosophy that art should copy nature. I have studied this form and adapted the style to suit the environment I find myself in.
My contemporary pieces are purely influenced by the light, colour, movement, and history of Cornwall. I take all these properties and transfer them with the mood on to paper or a canvas.