Born in 1976 I grew up in Hastings and took my Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Hastings College of Arts and Technology.
I continued life drawing and painting whilst working for eight years at the stained glass studio of A. Wright as his assistant.I began to concentrate on landscape painting in oils, and have worked exclusively en plein air since 2002.
I paint mostly in Sussex, also in Cornwall and the Highlands of Scotland.
I love immersing myself in the subject. It is at turns exhilarating and frustrating working with the changing light, tides and weather. Time is short as shadows turn and lengthen, tides advance or recede, or a setting sun rapidly diminishes.
Each painting expresses a unique time and place, a result of my direct experience of the variety of natural and manmade landscapes within Sussex.
I have been showing and selling my work in numerous galleries since 1998 and have had two solo shows.