After graduating from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1988 (BA Hons. Fine Art) I have worked from various studios.  Painting has always been at the core of my practice but I also make “hedge people” out of found wood.  This ties in with my efforts to highlight the plight of the environment, hedgerows being vital habitats for wildlife.

I enjoy life drawing and this helps me with the figures that appear in my paintings.  I am influenced by the Surrealists and the Symbolists who give me a language to talk about the preoccupations of the moment.

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