I have been drawing and painting since an early age, and on my 13th birthday my grandfather, recognising my talent and knowing my passion for art, gave me money to buy my first art materials. That sum bought me a starter set of oil paints and an art instruction book by American Robert Wood. That book steered my style and choice of subject matter. Since then I have developed my painting method in the traditional style, predominantly painting landscapes and seascapes.
Recognition of my work came in 1990 when my atmospheric game shooting scenes were highly commended at The BASC Wildlife exhibition. The following year some of those paintings were published as limited edition prints by Sally Mitchell Fine Arts.
My work has been highly commended, achieved runner up status, and in 2009 I was awarded ‘Professional Artist of the Year, by The Society for all Artists (SAA).
I work in oils and acrylics, both ‘plein air’ and in my studio, and my recent work has been exhibited at The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and The Royal Society of British Artists, at The Mall Gallery, London.
Following the showcasing of my works at those exhibitions I have been short listed for commission work for The Sultanate of Oman.
In February 2010 I was one of the invited artists to take part in the ‘Help for Heroes – War and Peace’ exhibition.
My current work is exhibited at the Spencer Coleman Galleries in Lincoln and Stamford.