I paint in all media in a dynamic between abstraction and realism but I especially love working from imagination as it allows me to surprise myself with sights and thoughts I didn't know I could have.

I live in the Derbyshire Peak District in a high village with expansive views over hills, dales and a lot of vigorous weather. The winters can be long and the cloud cover low but this landscape has been in my bones as long as I can remember and more and more it's distances and moods find a way into my paintings.

In recent years I've discovered a love of still lifes, the mini-landscapes we come across in our homes hundreds of times a week. All it needs is a sudden cast of light or shadow for them to become magical. I'm intrigued by their silent world and their way they are present, exactly as you left them, whenever you come home. If I've been away for a while, this strikes me as quite astonishing.

If you would like to know more about the way I work, or to discuss a workshop, demo or talk for your group, please get in touch using the contact form.