I was born in 1962. I have been working as a professional artist since 1987. My work was previously exhibited in my own dedicated galleries in Guildford, Surrey, England (1987-2012) and Kings Road, Chelsea, England (2000-2005). In 2012 I decided to spend more time dealing with clients individually rather than in a retail gallery environment. I supplied galleries throughout the UK and the US (1990-2010) and exhibited at art fairs; London (Design Centre), Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle and the Affordable Art Fair, as well as the New York Art Expo. My work has been purchased by many individuals, companies and institutions including Tag Airport (Farnborough), Manchester United and HSBC.
I was seen as a child prodigy in my early years always seen as the creative child asked to make or paint everything in school. With no interest from my family, I made my own way making paints from anything, crushing chalk to make white powder paint. During my college years one art tutor, Mrs Epps, pleaded politely for me to attend West Surrey Art College. I had no money and in my mind, no options, I had to work. I proved impatient, radical, basically a nightmare working within a team. Finally in desperation I vented my energy back into art, opening my first gallery on a shoestring in 1987. Since then I have wrestled with an industry which I feel has lost the plot. Too many prints and gimmicks like resin masking the surface and texture of artwork. I fight to be traditional, just me pouring my thoughts onto canvas using simple materials.
I am often asked who interests me. Two that are at the top of my list are the meticulous Richter, full of energy balance with tortured agony of Mark Rothko.