Welcome

I am an artist and sculptor living in Kirk Langley near Ashbourne in Derbyshire, having moved from the South East in 2005. I originally studied life drawing and sculpture at Glasgow School of Art and am currently developing my portrait and figure sculpture skills at South Staffordshire College, Lichfield Campus.

In addition to watercolours I am currently exploring mixed media and acrylic techniques to produce vibrant eye-catching images of coastal and urban landscapes. I still take technical risks with these media to ensure my finished pictures retain freshness and originality.

In addition to producing my own sculpture in clay, I teach others how to create portrait heads and figures. Subjects include husbands, grandchildren, Winston Churchill, numerous dogs, an owl and a ram! I undertake occasional painting and sculpture portrait commissions.

My paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in several galleries and private and public exhibitions including Derbyshire Open Arts and the Buxton Spa Prize Exhibitions. The galleries include:

The Fletcher Gate Art Gallery in Nottingham
St John's Street Gallery in Ashbourne
Emporium Art Gallery in Lichfield (since 2013)
Ashgate Gallery in Derby
Ingleby Gallery near Melbourne (since 2015)

A number of my sculptures will be on show at Ingleby Gallery from September 2016 until Christmas and my latest paintings and some sculptures have been on-show at Emporium through 2016. And I have just heard that my painting of Clovelly has been short-listed for the latest Ken Bromley catalogue cover competition!