I'm a self taught artist, working mainly in acrylics and with a passion for collage techniques. Most of my artworks are concerned with the colours, light and contrasts found in the natural world, although cities and architecture also feature heavily. Above all I like to remain experimental and continue to learn by working in new styles and with a variety of subject matters. I feel that my absence of formal training has allowed a great degree of freedom in my work.
With a mainly scientific/academic background I only began painting in earnest around seven years ago, discovering a way of expressing creativity which, in childhood, I had achieved predominantly through writing. Despite my relatively young art career I have sold a large number of paintings and gained several loyal customers, who are attracted by the vibrancy, freedom and variety I try to bestow on my art. I regularly work on commissioned pieces. Currently my time is divided between my conservation and art careers, with the former generally inspiring the latter. In the last couple of years I have began exhibiting my work in a range of locations on a regular basis. This has proved very successful, with several sales and a trophy awarded to my painting 'Tidal' for 'Best Picture'.
In terms of other artists I'm inspired by members of the 'Hudson River School' - 18th century American landscape painters such as Frederic Edwin Church and Albert Bierstadt.