Born in Scotland 1958.
1974/78, studied Graphic Design, Photography, and Printing at Hartlepool College of Art.
1978/80, studied Wildlife Illustration at Dyfed College of Art.
In 1981, a short while after leaving college, I moved to the small Victorian seaside town of Penarth in South Wales where I still live today with my wife Jacqueline and our two sons Glenn and Carter.
Primarily a landscape artist working in both Watercolour and Oil. My work is about capturing the image before me with bold brushwork and a limited palette whilst trying to convey the light and atmosphere of a place, so when painting in the field my approach is to work quickly keeping everything as simple as possible and not getting too caught up with unnecessary detail.
When painting in the studio however, having the luxury of time and without the elements to contend with painting is a much more considered process so keeping the energy and spontaneity of the initial outdoor painting or sketch is a great challenge and something I always try to achieve in my finished work.
I hope you enjoy looking at the various galleries on this site and if you have any questions about my work please don't hesitate to get in touch via the Contact page.