'Born in Leeds in 1962 and grew up in Knottingley West Yorkshire, I settled with my family in the Rhymney Valley South Wales 25 years ago. At 23 I went back to school and completed a year in Art and Design at Wakefield College. I went on to study Cartoon Animation for 2 years at the Newport Film School where I gained a diploma.
For 19 years I enjoyed a successful career working on films and series for mainly BBC, ITV, CH4 and S4C. I was part of the team that turned Prince Charles' story 'The Old Man of Lochnagar' into a half hour special. In 2009 I left the industry to follow my lifelong passion for watercolour painting.
My simple and honest approach is for a faithful but distilled version of the scene in front of me done with (as much as possible) first time applications of paint.I use very few materials, two synthetic brushes no.'s 4 and 14 plus a sable wash brush. Bockingford paper and just 5 colours. I also use white Gouache for highlights. Past sales include. The Foreign Office, Lambeth Palace, British Embassy in Latvia, The Royal Ballet School & Greg Stevenson of BBC Four's 'A Pembrokeshire Farm'