From Fortman Studios, Florence, I went to Central Saint Martin's via a spell at Shepperton Studios. I was fortunate enough to study with the late David Boys, who inspired me to pursue my interest in drawing animals from observation.
Since 2003 I have been exhibiting my wildlife paintings throughout the UK and have participated in all the major national wildlife exhibitions as detailed on my website.
While drawing wildlife from life is my passion, I also use my sketches to work on large scale canvases using acrylics. Recently, I have included in my portfolio works on recycled hand-made paper.
My teaching experience encompasses primary schools, adult education, the Alternative Curriculum (for teenagers who have slipped the net of traditional education) and young offenders. Major projects include a 4-walled mural depicting the African Jungle and a project to enhance a Dementia Ward harnessing the creative talents of teenage artists.
I have recently been appointed Artist In Residence at the local Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre, which means that I draw all areas of activity - riding, cleaning out the stables, and this year, vaulting - gym on ponies!
Publications: Artists & Illustrators, International Turaco Society Magazine, Otis (Great Bustard Magazine), Marwell International Wildlife Artist Magazine.
A selection of my Giclée prints can be seen at Asprey, New Bond Street.