Following three years of study at The Birmingham College of Art, I illustrated for The Open University here in the UK.
Eventually I founded my own business. However, after 15 years I sold the business to enable me to study full time for a Bachelor of Education degree.
Subsequently I devoted 23 years of my life to teaching.
Now retired from teaching I'm finally able to concentrate on my passion for drawing and painting
I admit that my background in illustration greatly influences the detail that I apply in my artwork.
However, I endevour to go beyond a mere photographic likeness by striving to inject real personality and soul into my work.
Whilst my passion leans towards portraiture, I also enjoy drawing or painting just about anything of interest.
My mediums of choice are pencil and of course oil paints for their vibrancy and depth of colour.
* Best Painting: Staffordshire Moorlands Open 2016
* Best Painting: Three Counties 2020
* Second place: American Art Awards 2020
* King Lear Arts Prize finalist 2021