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this is me......     

Following my decision to leave my career in the financial sphere, I rediscovered my passion for painting and drawing. This has led me to pursuing a career as a landscape and plein air artist working predominantly in oils.

Living and working in the Cotswolds, I find endless variety in the surrounding landscape, towns and villages which make up this beautiful area. I can often be found in a hedgerow or field somewhere locally painting away with my trusty ruck sack full of art goodies.  I also love to travel further afield and the influence of the places I visit are often to be found in my work.  I also have a deep affinity with Cornwall where I was born near Padstow and raised on a working farm. Scotland is another of my favourite locations where I spent several years of my life.

This experience of a childhood spent in Cornwall has resulted in an emotive connection with the sea, a subject matter which I frequently explore in my work.

Though I thoroughly enjoy working from my garden studio, I love the experience of being amongst nature painting plein air. The sounds, movements and changing light all provide a unique challenge when painting outdoors. In these sessions, I am trying to capture an essence of what it is like to experience being stood within a particular location and convey this to the viewer.

A lifelong enthusiasm for learning informs my painting practice and using these discoveries to make art helps me continually evolve and grow as an artist.    

I have exhibited in various Galleries in the UK during the last 5 years and if you would like to purchase my work please contact me directly.