I live in Brighton and work at the Red Herring Studios a co-op of artists based in Portslade, Brighton.
I enjoyed a range jobs before heading for college, including gardener, boatbuilder, joiner, set builder and commercial painter. I studied at Norwich and Sheffield Schools of Art and the University of Brighton. This led on to teaching undergraduate artists and theatre makers, in time becoming head of the Northbrook College department of theatre, music and visual arts, a post I left to resume painting.
My early practical experience informs exploration of a range of materials and approaches. These in themselves become means of investigation and play. I use cold wax, oils, dry pigments and collage to build images.
My paintings lie between abstract and the figurative, drawing on landscape and still-life, dialogue with media and history. They are I hope, oblique observations on the world we live in.