I live and work in Falmouth, Cornwall
Born in 1957 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, my father was an amateur artist and I soon picked up the love of art for myself, deciding to make this my career whilst at school in Falmouth. In the early 1970’s I trained as a technical illustrator at Cornwall College, then worked for 20 years as an airbrush artist for advertising agencies and design companies in St. Ives, Toronto and Bath.
For the past 10 years I have been developing my fine art practice, sketching in various media and painting mostly in oils.
The beauty of the world around inspires me, present within all things: landscape, the sea, a still life or the inherent beauty in people. All held in the interplay of light, mood and composition. I am compelled to slow down and look more closely – to truly see those things we can often pass by unnoticed. I believe this intrinsic beauty gives us glimpses of the Sacred.
The act of painting is then an interpretation of what I see and sense. This involves the texture of the paint, the process of mixing the colours on the palette, the magic of putting it on the canvas and witnessing the alchemy of images, textures and forms emerging.