Born 1967, Catterick, Yorkshire, England.
I began to paint in 2010 during a spell of living in Amsterdam. Spurred on by the dark, quiet beauty of a Dutch winter, I was strongly influenced by the brooding mood of Rembrandt's work.
The focus of my work is diverse, perhaps a result of spending a large part of my childhood and married life living overseas. I produce both representational and abstract work, enjoying the challenges of landscape and figurative painting and drawing. I have always felt the pull of nature, and am particularly drawn to the natural world, the great outdoors. My practice involves both plein air and studio work and I enjoy a holistic involvement with my subjects. In both my abstract and representational work, I like to investigate the dynamics of what is in front of me – the shapes, the light, the negative spaces - and then manipulate them, whether it is through form or colour.
I vary my media from acrylic and oil paints, to charcoal, pastels and printmaking.
I trained at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, Chelsea, London, England.
I currently live and work in London and Dorset, England.
My work is also available through:
Osborne Studio Gallery
British Art Portfolio
Atherton Green Art
Glebe Gallery Wiltshire