After working for many years in advertising and marketing I was finally able to turn my love of painting from a hobby into a career.
This started with a Foundation Course in Art & Design, followed closely by a BA in Fine Art, both at Solihull Art College. From there I started work as a full time artist but also continued my art education.
Having worked in London I was initially offered a place at St Martin’s, but by this time had relocated to the Worcestershire countryside, where I was able to completed an MA in Fine Art at The University of Gloucestershire.
But London, and Cities in general as a subject, still provided inspiration for my work and to this day continue to influence a lot of my ideas. I still visit regularly seeking more visual images from the architecture and from watching the crowds.
I loved watching the crowds and the blur of people mingling together. The sheer speed of modern life lived in a landscape shaped by the wonderful architecture of the City.
More recently, and prompted by my move to the countryside, I have also found inspiration in the wonderful rural landscape. In a similar way to my City crowds work I have begun to produce paintings that I hope capture the change of seasons, and the rawness of the land which one sees so much clearer when living in it.
I have been a professional painter now for a number of years and my works are in galleries and homes across the Country, and as far afield as Europe and New York.