I love to paint.

I was brought up on the north-west coast of Lancashire with it's wide sandy beaches, tidal pools and big skies. The brooding Pennines of my ancestors lurked in the easterly distance and the Lake District began just up the road. I've spent much of my life enjoying the elements in all weathers for sport or relaxation. My more recent years have been lived in the Midlands and latterly Norfolk where I have my studio.

I've studied with a select range of Contemporary British artists

including Michael Porter, RWA and Caroline Hulse, FRSA and Lewis Noble whose techniques and approaches to their own work influenced my direction as an abstract and expressive creator. I've learnt materials, techniques, independence of idea, experimental approach and I've put in the hours of practice. I paint in a variety of media.Over the years I've been selected to exhibit at some significant galleries and public spaces, and been elected as a member of several Art Societies.

Leicestershire Society of Artists LSA
University of Nottingham alumni

Solo Exhibitions
1. Brancaster Staithe, First Norfolk Solo April 2019. 2020 cancelled due to Covid
2. Norfolk Open Studios NNOS county-wide Exhibition of artists studios. June 2019
3. Sponsored Berrymans Solicitors, NSA, Friar Lane Nottingham 2010

Professional Art Training 2004 - 2020
Joe Daisy Studios, near Reading, Berkshire Ongoing training
The New Drawing Club, Experimental Life Class Workshops, Nottingham
Newlyn School of Art Landscape
University of Nottingham Fine Art Department (various)
Nottingham Trent University Fine Art Department (various)
Leicester Print Workshop Printmaking
David Ainley, University of Nottingham. Expert in Acrylics 2006/12
Michael Porter, RWA, Aqueous Dispersion 2008, 2010
Caroline Hulse, FRSA, professional techniques, knowledge, professional development 2008-16
Cat Croxford, Portraiture
Mark Spray, Newlyn School of Art, Expressive Landscape
Lewis Noble, Expressive Landscape
Tim Rose, Traditional Watercolour
Margot Shores, Nottingham Trent University, Watercolour
Jane French, Oil Painting
Martin Kinnear, Norfolk Painting School Oil Painting 2008, 2017, 2020