Artist Profile

I was born in Croydon, Surrey in 1965 and soon developed the desire to draw and paint on everything much to the dismay of my parents! My earliest recollections of being fascinated by paint and colour were at my parents' white kitchen table where I used to drop liquid paints into water droplets that I had scattered across the table. I used to love watching the colours merge and swirl around and from there on I was hooked.
During my teenage years I continued to develop my painting skills and finished my 'A' Level art qualifications a year earlier than expected. After leaving school I joined the Family business and learnt learnt the craft of leather repairs. I continued for 17 years whilst still immersing myself in my passion to paint in my spare time and was delighted to win the winsor and Newton award at Westminster Galleries at the first S.A.A exhibition. I was also selected by the Society of Wildlife Arists to exhibit at their annual exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London.
When my Father retired in 2001 I decided to move to Norfolk as I was attracted by the big open skies and the unspoilt coastline. I became a professional painter and held exhibitions throughout the country and taught art classes for several years.
I returned to Kent in 2008, so that I could care for my Father as his health had deteriorated and I continued to paint when time allowed.
Since my Father has now sadly passed away I have relocated to Devon, a beautiful county which provides me with renewed painting inspiration. I will be returning to my love of painting and fresh paintings will follow.....

1997 Westminster Galleries, London, (winner of Winsor & Newton award)

1998 The Bridge Gallery, Scotland

1999 Royal Horticultural Halls, London

2001 The Mall Galleries, London (Society of wildlife Artists)

2002 The Mall Galleries, London ( Society of Wildlife Artists)

2002 The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Arundel

2002 Westacre River Studios, Norfolk

2003 Premier, Sedgeford, Norfolk

2004 Westacre River Studios

2004 Neptune Gallery, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

2004 St. Nicholas Chapel, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

2004 Open Studios, Norfolk

2004 Regatta, Norfolk

2009 96 degrees, Brasted, kent

2010 Tophoto gallery, Edenbridge, Kent

2010 Open Studios, Kent

2010 SAA - society for all artists exhibition, London (Winner of the seascape category in the Artist of the Year competition)

2011 Tophoto, Edenbridge, Kent

2011 Ashdown gallery, Kent

2011 Eden Valley artists, Kent

2012 Studying new techniques and attending masterclasses

2013 Traveling and painting the coastal scenes of Menorca

2013 - 2021 time out from painting .....full time caring for father then relocating to Devon. I am now finally returning to my love of painting and absorbing myself in my passion once again.