Winner, Derbyshire life magazine, Landscape Painter of the year competition 2016-17
I studied art at Derby School of Art 1973, under professional artist Harold Barklam, and Derby college of Art 1974. I then embarked on a career as Signwriter/silkscreen printer. In recent years my passion for art has been rekindled and I am creating work on a regular basis.
My main subject matter is landscapes and coastline, and living in the Derbyshire Dales, this gives me every opportunity to sketch and paint if a subject, mood and weather conditions inspire me. Using mainly acrylics on either board or canvas. I like to work at speed to capture the moment in one session. This I feel creates a freshness and vibrancy to a painting that is not overworked.