I am a self-taught painter who is very fortunate to live and work in Sheffield which combines both fantastic scenery in the neighbouring Peak District with a fascinating local history.
I am a member of the Heeley art club, one of the oldest in the country and have exhibited at art shows in Sheffield. After graduating from Cambridge with a degree in history, I pursued a career in industry and advertising but throughout my life I have had a fascination for art and learned as much as possible from the great artists of the past.
As an artist, I have always been interested in the romantic and the expressionistic views of the world. I am not nostalgic, but I have a deep sense of history, and how that shapes our place in the world today.
Whether it is a landscape or an abstract piece, my work seeks to capture that feeling of what it is to look at the world through eyes which are both human and individual.
Consequently, my style is very versatile and eclectic, defined only by a drive to keep exploring new avenues and new approaches to my artistic journey.
I have a love of colour, shape, symbol, and atmosphere whether painting landscapes, abstract works or drawings.
Imbued with this deep sense of history, I try to capture a sub-conscious view of the world which we all recognize – a world which doesn’t exist, yet is always with us