A brief history of my experience, inspirations and aspirations.

I am a professional artists and children's author, and I now live in Bideford, Devon. Previously Chair of Swindon Artists Forum, and currently run the very successful Torridge Arts and Crafts Group, see EVENTS for dates of the fairs.

During COVID restrictions I began writing and illustrating some children's stories, and have continued to produce 19 books to date, available on AMAZON or signed copies from me, please see the section in the GALLERIES.

I have been painting forever and am self-taught for the most part, my work has been chosen by clients across the UK, also in North America, Scandinavia and Europe.
I am a member of ArtMakers (www.artmakers.uk) and many of my paintings are available on their website, I also regularly exhibit at their ART UPSTAIRS GALLERY in Bideford.

I work in acrylics, oils, pen and wash, inks and water colours, painting a variety of subjects.
Many of my paintings explore the harmony of colour, tone and light, and the creation of atmosphere inspired by nature, I also love to paint portraits of characterful faces, full of life experience in the wrinkles. Other works are just for the fun of it or when I spot something that takes my fancy.

My paintings are produced using different techniques and mediums, and there is a great variety in my output, because I am not tied to any specific creative formula. My art is an adventure in exploring and challenging my own abilities; in art you never stop learning.

Commissions Accepted. Large canvases are a joy to work on, and am happy to produce unique feature pieces to your requirements, so please contact me if you would like to discuss a painting, or have any questions.

Most originals are for sale, plus shipping costs dependent on destination. Please inquire for prices and further details.

You can email me using the contact page on this website .

I hope you enjoy viewing these samples of my work as much as I enjoyed painting them.
Thank you for your interest.