I am a self taught artist living in Ipswich, Suffolk.
There is a wealth of information available to artists like myself, including demonstrations of the techniques used by so many, from old masters to contemporary greats. In the process of developing my own work and style, I have attempted to emulate many of these, failing and learning in equal measure along the way.
This has enabled me to discover the key elements that I am passionate about and express within my painting. A sense of the beauty in simple objects around us and the astounding influence that subtle changes in light can have upon them.
Oil has become my preferred medium due to the combination of fluidity and opacity. I sometimes work on panels as I enjoy pushing and pulling the paint across the smooth surface.
I am drawn to so many subjects and landscapes but I always return to portraiture because of an endless fascination with individual characters, their expressions and emotions.
Striving to improve myself and create pieces that inspire or bring joy to the viewer, will forever be a work in progress.