As a child I spent a lot of time drawing and, although I eventually went on to study English at Cambridge and taught English Literature for several years, I was always happy to use the drawing skills I had developed for any project that required illustration.
Two years spent in America, where I was unable to do any paid work, meant that I had the opportunity for the first time to begin to explore colour. This led, on my return, to an interest in pursuing a formal art education.
A Fine Art degree at Brighton was followed by an MA in Drawing at Wimbledon School of Art. Since then I have exhibited in group and solo shows, open studios and art fairs in London and throughout the South East
My work now is often a synthesis of painting and drawing, sometimes with collage as well. What I want to achieve is a feel of “becoming”, of the work being still potentially in a state of change. Using different means of making marks, mixing mediums and allowing conscious choices to be tempered by judiciously manipulated accidents helps, when it is successful, to keep the work alive and energetic.