The inspiration for my mixed-media abstracts range from the wild expanse of the Norfolk saltmarsh coast, to the light-filled stretches of the Venetian lagoon. My work is a result of experimentation with a variety of media: paint, oil pastel, ink, etc – an unpredictable and exciting process, a distillation of my experience and I hope, an atmospheric evocation of place.
I was born in Manchester and studied art and design in the late 1980s. My subsequent career as a graphic designer eventually led me to relocate to the Isle of Skye for 15 years, where, inspired by the incredible landscape, I increasingly, painted and exhibited.
I now live in Norfolk, working full-time as a contemporary mixed-media artist, from my studio on a former 1930s RAF airbase, inspired by a very different but no less exciting landscape of saltmarshes, coastline and reedbeds.
I've had many solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK and my work is held in national and international private collections.
In the last few years I have been a regular exhibitor at the Mall Galleries, London: with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours exhibition 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020; a finalist in Artist & Illustrator Magazine's 'Artist of the Year' 2016; and a finalist in The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014. I have also exhibited in the Royal Watercolour Society's Contemporary Watercolour exhibition at Bankside Gallery, London, in 2018 and 2019.
Gallery East, Woodbridge, Suffolk.
Grapevine Gallery, Burnham Market, Norfolk.
Claremont Contemporary, Sevenoaks, Kent.
Sheridan Russell Gallery.
The Harbour Gallery, Portscatho, Cornwall.