Deep down I always knew what I wanted to do for a living and in my school years I remember my dad teaching me some basic elements of drawing using light and shade in pencils and I dreamed of one day becoming an artist.
Being only really interested in art I left school and studied Graphic Design at Southport College after which I found work and started at a local art gallery as a picture framer.
Needing to support my young family I worked in the art and picture framing industry for twelve years but also managed to paint part time producing mainly private commissions for people at the same time developing new techniques and ideas.
Although I enjoyed my job I still knew that this was not the life I really wanted and I eventually decided it was time to follow my dreams and with the support of my wife and two children took the plunge, leaving my job to concentrate on painting full time.
I always try to make my work feel atmospheric, and I like to pay particular attention to sky and cloud formations as I consider this element of my work to be extremely important to the mood of the finished painting, whether it be a dramatic sunset or a misty moonlit night.
I now enjoy painting a broad range of subjects mainly in oils & acrylics and I am lucky to be represented by a selection of beautiful art galleries across the UK. This gives me great encouragement to continue to develop my work in the future.