Born in Berkshire in 1964 I spent almost all my early life in Essex and Kent, most of my childhood being spent on livestock farms.
In 1986 I completed a degree in English Studies which developed my lifelong love of Shakespeare.
I have lived in Kent since 1990 and prior to that lived in London and Cambridge.
My style is largely expressionist in style and I am heavily influenced by the Fauves, German Expressionists and early Renaissance painters. In my work at present I am exploring a series of paintings based on the absurd and surreal, which followed a visit to Prater Park in Vienna in the winter of 2004, an experience which was both sinister and comic. This is expanding into an examination of the modern with the ancient by incorporating these images into renaissance and gothic works.
I am also interested in landscape & equestrian painting, and the difficulty of avoiding clichι when painting animals.
1990 1991 KIAD, Maidstone, Kent: Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Merit)
1990 July Putney, London : A joint exhibition with Sara Pes
2006 July West Malling Library : Solo exhibition of landscapes
2006 August to date - Maidstone Craft Centre : Flower Paintings
2007 - January, Brick Lane, Gallery, London
2007 Feb March Oad Street Craft Centre : Landscapes
2007 August West End Art Gallery, Kent Joint exhibition following a Landscape project based on Honeyfield Wood, Bethersden.
2008 - Portico Gallery, Riverhead Sevenoaks
2008 - Liberty Gallery, Kent
2008 - Roots - Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery
2008 - Emerging Artists exhibition, Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery
2009 - Art & Soul
2010 - Opera Gallery Budapest
2012 - Nucleus Gallery - Maidstone & Rochester