I am lucky to have my studio in the Brecon Beacons in Wales, close to the river Usk. It is impossible to paint, make prints or any art here, without being influenced by the beautiful surroundings.
I have spent years involved in Art and Design and education (30+ years as an Art teacher and H.O.D. in a secondary school) but it is only in the last few years that I have returned to concentrating on producing my own work. I originally trained as a graphic artist and illustrator with some printmaking and book design. I now paint in acrylic and oils and also produce carefully designed and handmade, limited edition linocut prints.
The wonderful local landscape, wildlife and the changing seasons have become increasingly important in my work. I am often out with my camera and sketch book looking for inspiration and images that try to express the spirit and beauty in the changing light, landscape and wildlife. My Art heroes include Blake, Turner, Palmer, Millais, Bawden, Ravillious and Nash.