Based on the South Coast of Hampshire UK, I am largely self taught but an occasional workshop with another graphite artist proved useful when starting out although I have preferred to work out my own style and method to get the results I achieve today,
Initially working with watercolour, acrylic and pastels, I have grown to love the most basic medium - the graphite pencil.
Today, graphite is still my first love but I do enjoy working with artist quality coloured pencil - sometimes combining the two if the subject lends itself.
I enjoy capturing detail in tonal drawings and as my subjects are usually quite familiar, the tones allow the observers imagination to take over.
My recent work using only white on black has a similar effect.
First exhibited in 2010 and currently show in numerous venues.
2013 and 2014 - shortlisted in the "Best British Wildlife" category at the MIWAS (Marwell International Art Society)exhibition.
2015 and 2016 - selected for entry into NEWA (National Exhibition of Wildlife Art).
2016 and 2018 - selected for Mottisfont (National Trust) Hampshire Open Exhibition
2016 and 2018 - selected as "Best in wildlife" category at the New Forest Show exhibition
2012 - 2018 I have exhibited as part of Hampshire Open Studio at Greyladyes Art Foundation, Old Bursledon, Hampshire.
Currently a member of Romsey, Warsash & Fareham Art Groups and TWASI (The Wildlife Art Society International).