1964: Born Carlisle
1987-88: Foundation Course in Fine Art, Carlisle
1989-92: BA (Honours) Fine Art, Exeter
I paint Landscapes because that is what I most relate to, my working method is very bold and expressive as I want a painting to look like a painting and not get bogged down with detail.
A painterly application is a very important aspect of my work as this I feel reflects the subject matter best and the importance of individual marks, application is not hidden and this I feel celebrates the individual. I choose many subjects which could be anywhere in England sometimes intimate spaces and sometimes a larger landscape view. It is by concentrating on expressive application the painting becomes more object like and not so determined by illusion this is after all a painting and not the actual landscape, hopefully it is an object of beauty.