About

Career

I began my own journey of creative self-discovery in my mid teens. I work in various styles and materials, using a wide variety of techniques. I paint naive landscapes and abstracts in acrylic on either box canvasses or acid free paper.

This has resulted in many works of art that are intended to express and evoke your emotions. Have a look at my virtual gallery on this website or get a deeper impression of the power of my art by contacting me and visiting my studio to see my work in person.

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Curriculum Vitae

I was born in Gibraltar and my family and I moved around the world whilst my father was serving in the army. We finally settled in Northamptonshire when I was 12 and it was there I met my wife. My wife, son and I now live in Torquay and have fulfilled one of our life ambitions to live by the coast.

My love of painting started early and I was encouraged by my art teacher to go to art college. I decided against it as I didn’t want to dilute my own unique style of art with being taught to paint in the way of someone else. I wanted to keep my own style without being influenced by anyone else. I’ve had a few exhibitions over the years although most of my work has been sold via art galleries or private commissions.

I am passionate about my creations and as soon as one is finished I already have an idea for my next, never losing my desire to create another unique work of art.

In late 1983 I sold my first painting to a recording company in Milton Keynes. This gave me the confidence to promote my work to a wider market. This was just the start. Over the next few years I sold over nine hundred originals to companies like MTV Europe, The Gap, AT&T and also many private collectors, many of these were commissions which have helped to develop my unique style of painting.

I have paintings in corporate and private collections in many countries in the world such as France, Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, Denmark, Japan, United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.