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 a natural ability to draw and paint. I excelled in art-related subjects, always gaining top grades throughout school and college.
About my work I have painted professionally for 18 years. It is a passion inspired by the mood and light of the environment that surrounds me here in Cornwall. For a number of years my work would be painted in more of a traditional manner, of which I continue to do so today. I still enjoy painting in this style but found the urge to explore and experiment further.
For the past 15 years my work has evolved and has taken on more of a semi-abstract role inspired from the cubist art movement, one of the most significant art movements of the twentieth century. A painting style that has always intrigued me. 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. I produce my work in many mediums but prefer acrylics or oils for their strength of colour and versatility using a limited palette. Subjects to include are land/seascapes, architecture, and figurative.
My paintings have been sold internationally and my work has been added to many private collections.