I paint mainly in oil and acrylic, in a loose realist style.

I live in the Peak District in a high village with expansive views over hills, dales and a lot of vigorous weather. This landscape has been in my bones as long as I can remember and its distances and moods reach into my paintings. The wildness is what I love most but I recognise my need for safe spaces and in recent years have discovered a love of still lifes - a sudden cast of light or shadow and these mini-landscapes become magical. It strikes me as quite astonishing that the objects in your house are present, exactly as you left them, whenever you come home. I am also experimenting with abstract work as a way of processing experiences.

If you would like to know more about the way I work, acquire a piece of original art for your home, visit my studio or discuss a workshop, demo or talk for your group, please get in touch using the contact form.