Artist, Illustrator, Traveller.
As a child I lived in the countryside in a rather ramshackle Victorian Villa with abundant gardens. This wonderful landscape, combined with my love of magical childhood stories, fired my imagination and inspired me to paint.
In the early 1980s I completed a foundation course at Loughborough college of Art, followed by a degree there in Fine Art, specialising in sculpture.
After moving to London and exhibiting at the ‘Blackheath Gallery’ I was introduced to the world of illustration. It was through the sale of one of my paintings that I met Sebastian Walker who had just started a publishing firm specialising in Children’s books.
I was then invited to illustrate for Sebastian and went on to complete a series of books for them.
As well as the natural landscape, my paintings are influenced by my travels in India, my love of magical childhood stories, and poetry.
These days I paint every available day and I am passionate about what I do. I love the progression from an initial idea to the strength and vivacity of a final painting.
If you have a particular occasion or event you wish to mark, I also take commissions.
Since childhood I have loved poetry and rhymes, from classic nursery rhymes to words of depth and meaning.
I always have a visual image as I read the words and this has materialised into paintings that also reflect my interest in birds and animals.
Travelling has always excited me, especially to exotic places. India is amazing, with its colour and vibrancy, and visiting the country left a lasting impression on me.
In my paintings I reflect this visual influence with colourful, decorated cows, cats and birds surrounded by a background of patterns and the brightly coloured Indian textiles.
I always found proverbs to be magical and unusual - especially loving the ones with animals in.
This series of paintings reflects my interest in proverbs and again, this comes from my childhood - especially with the more familiar rhymes such as 'One for Sorrow, Two for Joy'. I still salute a Magpie if I see one!
Buying Paintings & Prints
All of my paintings shown on this site are available to buy as a print and a number of them are still available as originals.
Prints are available in a variety of options and all are numbered and signed, with a limited edition of 200.
Exhibition-grade paper is used, producing exceptional results. These prints are supplied with an off-white, mitre-cut mount and are backed with hardboard, ready for framing.
My canvas prints are often mistakened for originals! They have a wrap-around style, mounted on a wood frame and are ready to hang on your wall.
Original works of art:
If you are looking for something really special, there are still some original paintings available to buy. As with the prints, these may be found on the Paintings & Prints page.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss a commission, please don't hesitate to get in touch and I will be happy to talk things through with you.