Growing up in Wales I spent my youth being drawn to the fields and beaches of the Gower Peninsular. Escaping the city to surf and relaxing in the fields around camp fires, I found myself being happiest immersed in either the waves or sat amongst the flowing grasses and flowers with friends. And it’s this form of fluid frothing waves being mirrored in the flowing flowers and grasses which has become a strong influence in my work which for me blends well with my love of contrasting and vivid colours.
I later spent my life sampling many creative forms during my BA Art and Multimedia degree, from digital art, 3D design to painting, and later commencing a successful career as a wood carver selling work worldwide. But it was the vital connection between hand sanding and shaping wood which led me to start painting by hand which allows me to feel the paint as it is worked, leaving my mark on the canvas with every finger stroke I make.
Now with my studio based in the heart of the New Forest I am never short of inspiration, and I love to be in the studio painting with my dog Daisy listening to music.