I have been fortunate enough to enjoy a career both as an art teacher and practitioner. After gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Coventry University, a BA (Hons) in History from Warwick University, and a Master of Arts in Art and Design History from Birmingham University, I taught in schools, colleges, and universities in the Midlands for some years.
Drawing has always been important to me from an early age. The subject matter often dictates the mediums I use be it paint, pencil or ink. Much of my inspiration is gained from observing the effects the passage of time has on landscapes that are familiar to me. Seasonal changes, transitory moments, effects of light, a splash of colour suggesting texture or bold brush strokes, adds that spark of interest or excitement. The fascination of getting lost in the detail of a drawing, that I can return to again, and again over many months. Or sketches, drawn rapidly, before the light fades or the weather changes within the landscape itself.
I have successfully exhibited work in many galleries including The Royal West of England Gallery in Bristol, Leicester Art Gallery & Museum, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Rhyl Arts Centre in North Wales, The Lewis Gallery in Rugby, The Atkins Gallery in Hinckley.
I also have work in private collections: Chicago and Pennsylvania USA, Holland, England, and Wales.