......painting is my passion....

I am a self taught artist and my work is primarily figurative. I work predominantly, although not exclusively, in oil paint and constantly seek to convey a sense of subtle emotional connection.

My main influences are the traditional painters from the turn of the ninetieth century and in particular those of european nordic origin - reflecting to some extent my own roots - such as Zorn - Hammershoi - Kroyer.
I also use watercolour particularly with my landscape works.

My work is constantly evolving but there remains one constant - the subject's face....and to capture that elusive quality and the unique essence of a persons character - is at the very heart of my portrait work.

I am happy to take commissions, working from either 'sittings' or from photographs. The gallery has a selection of my recent work, but please contact me if you'd like to discuss commemorating a important event, a special person or particular image.