love the world around me and am a great fan of ‘nature’, of
shapes & lines, and of impressive historical architecture.
There's a simplicity and a joy in my work - the joy that comes from an unbridled respect for the world and all its glories and terrors.
While most of my painting focuses on landscapes, I also get pleasure from capturing people's moods and personalities within my portraiture and figure work. My paintings range from the representational with strong hints of impressionism, to the almost abstract.
I was a successful ceramicist from my early twenties through to the end of the Millennium, when I moved across to painting, drawing, and print-making. My ceramic murals can be seen throughout the UK and abroad and my highly distinctive smaller figure-work is exhibited in leading ceramics galleries.
I trained at St Albans School of Art and at Swansea University. I became head of a secondary school art department when I was about twenty, but I realised it wasn't where my heart lay. I then spent my fledgling years as an independent artist at Digswell House in Welwyn, surrounded by wonderful leaders in the world of arts and crafts like Mick Casson, John Brunsdon, and Peter Collingwood.
I'm an Academician of the Royal Cambrian Academy
, and an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
, and I live in the depths of rural Shropshire.