I live on the borders of Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire in the beautiful Welland Valley.
I am largely self taught though over the years I've attended various courses with some wonderful artists such as Sam Dalby in Yorkshire.
2020 has ironically been a good year for me with regard to painting. I have taken part in an initiative to paint the portraits of NHS workers for free in a small effort to 'give something back' and have taken part in SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week on Facebook live, winning one of the weeks with a portrait of Clare Balding and coming third another time with a portrait of Samira Ahmed.
I work predominantly in oils. I like to talk to my client to find out what they're hoping for and usually through a combination of sittings and photographs try to capture their essence and of course, likeness! During Covid we are slightly limited with regard to sittings but I can talk through what I might require from photographs and then agree together with them which images best represent them.