Self-taught in the use of oils, the paints found me when they fell out of a cupboard in 2006 and using them came naturally from the start. Within two years, I was invited into a prestigious Hampshire gallery and so began a full-time art career.
My paintings have been exhibited in galleries across several counties in the UK and at events such as The Affordable Art Fair, London and the Story of the Creative, New York. They are also held in private collections internationally. I take part in local art trails as well as charity exhibitions and auctions while occasional ‘studio’ viewings provide the interaction and feedback to my work that I relish.
It’s fair to say that art has transformed my life and, in 2013, I accepted an invitation to publish an account of my art-journey in a collection of autobiographical stories as part of a best-selling series of inspirational books. In 2014, I received an American Art Award in the category 'realism still life' for The Yellow Window. This award receives many hundred of entries from 51 countries and is juried by a panel comprised of 25 top US galleries.
My work is diverse but my core subject is 'light' or, more particularly, those moments of intense radiance that are as transformative as they are fleeting. Colours are vibrant and bold yet there is a subtle energetic quality (beyond the visual) that has been commented upon numerous times. People have typically described my work as 'healing', 'mesmerizing' and 'like a portal into another dimension'. Both my subject matter and my style are open to continuous evolution in a journey that feeds a passion for painting that never (ever) grows stale.