I studied Art History at Essex University, completing my MA in thelate seventies. After living for two years in Venezuela I started painting on a daily basis in 1983. The following year I moved to Spain where I lived and worked for six years. During this time I had a number of annual one man shows in and around Barcelona.

I returned to England in 1991 and continued to develop my watercolour style and up to the mid 1990's exhibited widely throughout England and in Scotland. In 1995 I took part in the annual exhibition at the Mall in London and soon after decided to take a career break.

During the late 1990's I continued to paint part time and undertook a number of private commisions. In 1998 I was commisioned by the National Trust to mount an exhibition of my paintings of the house and gardens of Peckover House, Wisbech, to celebrate its 50th anniversary as a National Trust property.

In the summer of 2000 I started to paint full time again and in 2005 set up the Grove House Gallery in Grassington, North Yorkshire.

"Although the light and contrasts of colour in England do not match the intensities of those in Spain, I find the English landscape more alluring. There is almost a parkland quality to the English countryside with its balance of rolling pastoral farmland and scattered woodland. I am particularly attracted to the shallow, intimate spaces of woodland paths, parks and gardens.

I have been most influenced by the work of Cezanne and empathise with his late watercolours which reduce everything to thin veils of coloured planes. Detail is often sacrificed or absorbed into an overall spacial structure and, certainly, the 'space between things' is as important as the 'things' themselves"

The Artist

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