I have been painting since before I left school in 1969. Having done various jobs and painting in my spare time, the opportunity to paint Full time came in 1980, working in the fields of interior decoration and antique restoration.
Since moving to a more rural area I have had the time and the inspirational environment to encourage me to concentrate on canvas painting which gives me the opportunity to pick the subjects and styles I wish to explore. I mainly paint in oil on canvas or wood. The subjects are often taken from local East Sussex scenery. I also like to paint more abstract subjects. Recently exploring more claustrophobic subjects within the landscape, close-ups of hedges or rows of trees that fill the picture surface like a screen or curtain, this approach has lead to my landscape work converging with the abstract paintings.