After studying art and design at York and Salisbury and a thirty plus career in graphic design, I returned in essence to what occupied me in my formative years, drawing and painting. It was David Hockney who reignited my interest in the early 2000's when he began his large body of work in East Yorkshire. This started a journey first with the iPad to revisit and develop my drawing, observational and compositional skills before then moving on to my true passion, plein air painting. There is nothing more engaging, exciting and immersive as standing in front of nature with a blank canvas, a palette of freshly squeezed paint and the opportunity to capture an essence of the scene before you.


My main focus is landscape and I am constantly inspired by the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside as I observe it throughout the year.

I'm constantly on the look out for scenes or viewpoints which suddenly 'come alive' as the light and season changes. The paintings you see are a moment in time, mainly painted on location within a three to four hour period and sometimes finished back in the studio.

As my style is developing I'm intrigued how colour can be used to capture the nuances and subtlety of the changing light throughout the seasons and when it works, the result I feel, should be one of enhancement as well as a unique and personal representation of the view which I'm aiming to capture.

As mentioned earlier, David Hockney is and has been a major influence but also the works of John Nash, Cedric Morris, Félix Vallotton, Simon Palmer and Robert Bevan.

Making a Purchase

Further details, images and videos of any of the artwork are available on request. All paintings and digital prints are priced unframed but do get in touch if you would like to discuss framing options. You'll see I've shown examples of each work framed and in situ to help you visualise it in your own personal space.

Digital artwork prints are giclee quality printed onto archival paper and are limited in their edition.

All my work is signed either on the front or back and each comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. Paintings and digital prints are carefully packed and protected and sent via insured and tracked delivery ensuring safe arrival wherever you may happen to be in the world. I also currently offer free delivery in the UK.

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