Born in Wolverhampton UK, I trained at Walsall school of Art.
After my studies I entered the world of advertising as a visualiser/designer, then as art director working in several UK Midlands Advertising Agencies.
For over 20 years I worked as a freelance graphic designer. I have now been painting full time since 2000. My paintings are based on the mood, atmosphere and light effects of the subject.
Music is also another great inspirer, from Bach to Hendrix, all creating a mood that is expressed through my work. A reflection in water, a shaft of light, how I am feeling at a particular moment are translated through colour and movement onto the canvas.
In some of my work there is a serene calm in others a threatening storm, these are drawn from what I have seen or emotions I have experienced, never knowing which direction the work will take until pencil connects with paper or brush hits the canvas.
Since 2000 I have exhibited in galleries throughout the UK.
The Southtown Gallery, Leamington Spa 2000 Cox’s Yard Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon 2000 Cox’s Yard Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon 2001 The Gallery at Millsy’s, Earlsdon, 2003 Boodles Gallery, Leamington Spa 2005
Real Art Gallery, Shrewsbury 2006 1st Prize Winner ‘English Serenata – Howard Blake, Shakespeare Songs and Chamber Music’ CD cover painting 2006
‘RESONANCE’ Leamington Spa Open, Art Gallery and Museum (Peoples choice prize winner). HSBC Bank, Leamington Spa 2004. The Gallery at Millsy‘s, Earlsdon 2004. Cafe Rouge, Leamington Spa 2004. Inspires Summer Exhibition, Oxford 2005 The Orangery, Charlecote Park 2006 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition Mall Galleries London 2007 Gallery54 Winter Exhibition Ross-on Wye 2008