Just seeing the beautiful things around me inspires me to paint. As I am a realist painter - if something looks attractive and touches my artistic sole I just want to get it down on canvas. My family are also my inspiration. They are my biggest critics as well as supporters and encourage me to push myself. They are always behind my artistic visions and decisions 100%.
My favourite piece so far is ‘Kate’s Sparkler’. I love the old style of portrait painting and I hope that this looks like a timeless piece which could have been created in a different century. I also enjoyed capturing the wonderment on the child’s face whilst she was being watched carefully by her loving father. I am very proud of this piece.
I exhibited some of my work at the Parallax Art fair at the end of May and first two days of June 2013. This was held in the Chelsea Town Hall situated on London’s Kings Road. I was contacted by the Art Historian Doctor Chris Barlow and invited to show my work. He had seen me in the SAA magazine which I am a member of and have had two pieces published in it to date. I was the only painter to sell original work at the show and actually sold two pieces. I shall be exhibiting there again next year at the same time with the ‘Untitled’ Art Fair. I have also been approached by a hotel in Bawtry to show my work and I am currently considering this. I also intend to show at the Sheffield Art Exhibition next year.
I hope that when visitors see my work they will see the world through my eyes and see the beauty in the things we see and don’t see everyday. Art is a very personal thing and all artists are extremely protective of their work. I realise that my art will not appeal to everyone – but whatever peoples opinions it doesn’t matter because any reaction is a positive thing and art should evoke all different opinions.