I am a visual artist producing portraits, wildlife and landscape work.
I grew up in the midlands and have since lived in St Albans, Devon, Brighton and London, spent some time in South Africa and have generally enjoyed travelling about a bit.
I have been drawing and painting since childhood and have a B-Tec Diploma in General Art and Design and a BA (Hons)degree in Fine Art.
Since graduating I have worked on various projects involving paint effect and mural painting, glass and tile mosaics, making models and props for both public displays and for private clients. I have also made props and scenery for the theatre and have worked as an architectural model maker. I have a broad range of experience working in a variety of materials towards both functional and decorative ends.
My earlier work is greatly inspired by the sea and I also enjoy painting landscapes and animals. However I have always been drawn to drawing people and have developed this over the past 7 years, attending figure drawing and portraiture groups, classes and workshops. I enjoy working with charcoal which allows me to work expressively and lends itself to being shifted around the paper and areas of light to be lifted off. I also apply this technique to my watercolour paintings where I look for the subtleties of colour found within skin tones. I rely on being able to shift the pigment around the paper and the ability to lift the pigment off for areas of light.
I continue to exhibit and sell my work and take commissions.
Since 2000 I have been living and working in Edinburgh.