Growing up in a conventional family during the 1960s, the idea of going to Art College was considered unsuitable.
Eventually, in my 40s, circumstances allowed me to pursue the dream, and I returned to study, enjoying four years of exploration, discussion and practice.
Developing my own style, and later moving to Devon with my family has allowed me to express my own response to the landscape. I spend many hours walking in Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, marvelling at the views and absorbing the colours, and the changing light. I particularly love exploring new places and finding new ways of looking at familiar scenes.
I paint mostly in the studio, using my photographs as source material. My favoured medium is water-soluble oils on canvas.
If you'd like information about any of my paintings, please send me a message.
In addition to the paintings on this site, I occasionally take commissions to paint a specific scene in the same style.
In common with many artists, I work best if I have a project “on the go”, something to aim for and a reason to keep making art.
So what’s next? Philip and I are planning something for 2019, so watch this space!