I'm a Nottinghamshire born artist graduating with a first class B.A. Honours degree in fine art, B.A. Art History, Master of Education, Further Education Teaching Certificate, studied Classical Realist Painting with the Scottsdale Artists' School, Arizona, and became an elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
I like capturing body language to create imaginative narratives that evoke feeling, curiosity, and invite reinterpretation. I have a passion for craftsmanship and like studying the work of Victorian painters, especially, John Waterhouse, James Guthrie, and Stanhope Forbes, and techniques of later artists such as William Coldstream and Euan Uglow.
Most of my work is inspired from seeing Breton dance troops preparing to perform at dance festivals in Brittany. I also have a model for direct work and make paintings from sketches and photographs.