I was born in Wallingford in 1972 and I now live in Aston Tirrold on the edge of the Berkshire Downs.
I trained as an illustrator at Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall and then worked as a graphic designer and Head of Design for over 16 years in London and the Middle East before I turned to painting professionally.
My developing style encompasses my passion for ancient landscapes, symbolism, and cultural heritage. The unique countryside of the British Isles and Ireland continually inspires me to paint vibrant and colourful landscapes. As someone who enjoys long distance walk, travel and exploration I am determined to visit and paint as many landscapes as possible within my lifetime.
I’ve divided my work into County’s (The Devon Series, Berkshire Series). My aim is to research and produce a collection of paintings of special places of interest in each location.
As a painter I have developed my style using bold and strong colour which reflect the form, contours and light of the land. I paint with thin layers of oil paints, built up gradually and slowly.
My work is regularly exhibited at various galleries throughout the South of England. I also have work in private collections around the world from Australia to Finland. Four of my decorative paintings were donated as a gift for his Royal Highness Sultan Qaboos of Oman in the Middle East.