My first interest in the arts was directed towards the theatre. I was educated at Sylvia Young’s Theatre School, after which I had several acting jobs in the theatre, on television and a season in Andrew Lloyd Webbers ‘Cats’. During this time I developed a passion for painting and completed a BA(hons) in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art. After leaving university I took a position of Artist in Residence at a North London art gallery where regular exhibitions of my work gained me a loyal following of Art buyers.
Inspiration for my work has come from travel in Europe. I start with a composition, usually from a photograph or sketch, at this stage I am looking for shapes and spaces that feel right. I then begin working on a canvas with collected materials, paper, fabric, anything with an interesting texture or colour to recreate the composition, if a wall surface is crumbling with years of sun I will chose a material that reflects this. This collage creates the structure of the painting and at this stage I can usually see the direction of the final piece which I then complete with various types of paint and colour. The result can sometimes be quite abstract and sometimes more literal.?