How it started
As a young child I can remember being fascinated by the natural world, with some of my earliest memories involving drawing animals whilst accompanied by my dad working on his own art projects. I was probably only six or seven at the time but the seed had been sown.
Whilst a teenager and student at the local art college I can remember being told that I couldn't fit a wildlife subject into every brief we were given, so decided further education was not for me!
In my early adult years, whilst looking for work as a commercial artist I worked at a number of mundane jobs but continued to concentrate on my own work. I started exhibiting my paintings in various shows around the country with a little success here and there, but the turning point came when having had work accepted for the Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition at London's prestigious Mall Galleries a couple of years running, I decided to take the plunge and paint professionally.
My work has featured in a number of publications and is held in private collections around the world, but probably my biggest achievement was having my acrylic painting "Domino" (pictured here) accepted for the annual Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson museum in Wisconsin, USA.