Working predominantly in watercolour, my work draws on the mundane and the newsworthy of normal life, documented in the many sketchbooks which occupy shelves in the studio, filled on my travels since leaving Winchester School of Art in 1987. Travelling through the US, the Far East and Australia, returning in 1990 to London, ideas for my paintings arrive randomly from any subject: landscapes; cities; street scenes; people; machines; online and other media. I strive, with varying success, for spontaneity and freshness, learning and improving by small increments from hours spent working with the medium. Watercolour painting is not easy, and certainly far more difficult than the perception most have of it being merely a preliminary sketching process for the proper painting. A more detailed biography can be read here.
The first validation that my watercolour painting, a medium I started using in 2013, was going somewhere was in 2014 when I sold my atmospheric and poignant painting “Somerset in Flood” exhibited in the prestigious Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London. I have subsequently showed at this exhibition again and with the RI.
"Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love"