I have been a painter all my adult life.
I live in the small coastal village of Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire but I originate from the West Midlands and lived in Sheffield South Yorkshire for 30 years.
I have also taught Art to University students and the general public for most of this time.
I now run classes for the local community from my large studio in Robin Hood’s Bay.
I would not exactly describe myself as a landscape painter but maybe a painter of Engineering & Architecture in a landscape, usually on the coastline. It is not especially the sea that fascinates me but the structures that have evolved out of the human activity and mans connection with the sea.
In 2005 I worked from the coastal structures in San Francisco which was the start of my ‘Littoral Structures’ body of work.
I started the UK Coastal Tour in 2010 and have pretty much been working on it since then, it is probably a life time project. I usually spend a few weeks a year traveling to areas of the coast collecting visual information and working from it back in the studio for the rest of the year.
I exhibit at locations around the country specific to the area of coastline the paintings are inspired by.
I also open up my studio as a gallery most weekends.