Sensitivity and sensuality, openness to what is seen and experienced, are the vital elements that I use as tools in my work. I seek ways to combine a natural sensual approach with the Stoic concept of flourishing through knowledge.

I choose simple elements, pencil, paper, wood, paint, as these offer immediacy in their use and a range of tones, colours and textures, along with a measure of stability.  

I continue to cultivate an enjoyment for the richness and subtlety in this visual form of communication.


Formal Arts Education

Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design

BTEC National Diploma Art and Design  1988 - 1990

Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Art and Technology

BA Hons Degree Fine Art Painting  1990 - 1993


The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - 2018

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - 2016

Threadneedle Prize Exhibition - 2013

Threadneedle Prize Exhibition - 2012

New English Art Club - 2011

Lynn Painter Stainer Prize Exhibition - 2010

Lynn Painter Stainer Prize Exhibition - 2007

Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London - 1997

Modern Artists Gallery, Whitchurch on Thames

Jelly Leg'd Chicken Gallery, Reading

Syreford Gallery, Cheltenham


Cheltenham College

Abbey National Building Society

Private commissions