It has been quite a journey to get here, but I now spend my days in the painting studio, creating semi abstract seascapes and landscapes. When I get the chance, I venture into the Lakes, Mountains and nearby coastlines.
Born 1975, I was raised in one of the countries generic, mid-seventies council estates in a nondescript town, twenty-five miles North West of London Zoo. When I grew up I wanted to be a Stuntman – instead, I worked from the age of 12, in many jobs including Milk Boy, Junior Mechanic, Trainee Panel Beater, Failing DJ and Barman. They all had their moments but were, in essence, not the stuff of dreams.
After graduating in 2001 and gaining a BA Honours in Fine Art Painting, I fell into Graphic Design (How does a recent graduate make a living painting pictures…). Finally, after working in the City of London, I wanted to head back to the painting studio and found a great one by Kew Bridge where got to meet some great artists and friends. After a few successful exhibitions and involvement with some galleries I became a professional Fine Artist. I original worked on portrait paintings and still create a few every year. It took a couple of years before I started to experiment with trying to capture the sense of place and produce abstract seascapes and landscapes paintings.
After a decade or so painting in London I was lucky enough to be able to relocate and I now live with my wife and two kids, in Lake District National Park. On the weekends I share my studio with my seven year old daughter, who one day might follow the footsteps of her dad and become a seascape and landscape painter.