I have been painting in watercolour and other water-based media for many years. I am largely self-taught and made the decision to become a full-time artist in 2014.
I like to cover as broad a range of subject matter as possible, whether in the built environment or the natural landscape but all based on my own perception of the place or subject. I always aim to create a sense of light and atmosphere and a feeling of human involvement with the scene.
I am a firm believer in working from life and plein-air although I am equally happy to work in the studio as circumstances dictate. Watercolour has always been my favourite medium but occasionally I also like to exploit the potential of other water-based media such as acrylics and gouache, both alone and in combination.
Increasingly I have found that I am less interested in the detail of a subject and more in the overall impression. I am fascinated by the ability of pigment, water and paper to produce everything from the most subtle atmospheric effects in a sunrise to the strongest tonal contrasts in a dark urban setting.
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 207th Open Exhibition 2019
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 208th Open Exhibition 2020
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 209th Open Exhibition 2021
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 210th Open Exhibition 2022
Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition 2021
Winner of the Escoda Barcelona prize for an outstanding landscape at the 208th RI Open Exhibition in 2020.
Winner of the Schmincke prize for an outstanding work at the 209th RI Open Exhibition in 2021.
Elected as a member of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours in 2022.