I’ve recently returned to art full time after a bit of a detour. I grew up in Cumbria, studied Art in Bath, exhibited mainly in London, Bath and the North, then decided in spring 2020 to focus on art full time.
I’ve been based in Teddington near Kingston-upon-Thames since the very first day of the March lockdown when I moved here in order to marry my wife. Despite all the restrictions we got married on the same April day we’d planned, though on zoom, followed by a church wedding in August with a handful of family and friends.
Colour is my main passion and painting is in my blood. My late father loved to paint and taught me so much more than I realised. Some of the painting equipment I use daily had been his.
Every day is a painting day and I’ve found so much to inspire me in the open spaces of nearby Bushy Park (near Hampton Court Palace), some of which reminds me of the hills behind the village where I grew up. Especially during the lockdowns I found the passing seasons a place of rest, to observe and be. In these unusual times the cyclical nature of the seasons reminded me to keep looking forward with hope for each day as well as the longer term. Focusing in on nature especially early in the morning with a camera and seeing the sunlight flood the landscape highlighting new growth, such as fronds of bracken unfurling or the winter patterns of frost and those amazing blues shrouded in early mist and the haunting sounds of deer calling to each other.
My goal is to bring something of the colour, light and texture - the awesome beauty of creation - to you. Light shining through meadow grasses changing with the passing day, and seasons, never fails to catch my attention. I hope you enjoy my work and I’d love to hear your thoughts here on the website, or on Instagram.