I am a practising artist living in Melbourne, Derbyshire. After growing up just outside Uttoxeter, where the local landscape of Staffordshire cemented my love of the landscape, I moved to study fine art at Edinburgh, graduating in 1998.
I have worked on private commissions of all types, from painting themed series for company calenders and board room pieces through to family portraits, landscapes and seascapes. I also produce work which is displayed at galleries and exhibitions throughout the Midlands.
I study landscapes, weather and seasonal change with a strong emphasis on colour. Currently I am painting with oils, but I regularly produce work with oil pastels, acrylics and inks. My love of the landscape and the ever changing weather conditions are my starting point, developing my work through sketches that explore composition and colour. From here, I work to create vivid and stimulating final pieces.