I was born in Bromley, Kent in 1975 and from a young age had a fascination with drawing. Some of my earliest memories are of drawing although my talents then amassed to little more than stick men.  I was quite an introverted child and I can't say that growing up in the suburbs of London was terribly interesting but the result was to throw me deeper into the realms of my imagination.

In 1993 I entered Croydon College studying a Foundation in Art and Design.  This was a one year course designed to help the students to unlearn what they learnt at school (which is usually more of a hindrance than a help) in order to prepare the mind for a degree course.

One year later I left my home town to study at the University of Portsmouth.  After graduating in 1997 I decided to stay on in Portsmouth but also hang up my brushes for a while, painting only occasionally.

In 2002 my love for painting was rekindled and I have been producing work consistently since then.  I don't like to classify my work, but I suppose the ideals I try to convey in my painting (but not the style) are probably closest to those of Expressionism; although I would never call myself an Expressionist.  This is true of both my figurative and abstract work which I feel also share a stylistic commonality.  My work is probably most influenced by what I read as opposed to other artists, favourites being  Albert Camus and Henri Barbusse. 

Painting is an opportunity. It is an opportunity to explore the human condition, and through my work, I look to examine concepts around the private and intimate moments of human life.  This can imbue the paintings with a sensuality which I think fitting given the emotive nature of the human animal. 

As an Artist, it is my desire to reflect and express.  Sometimes the expression will come directly from my own experiences and feelings, sometimes as a reaction or reflection to world in which I live. It is not a choice; painting is part of me, but I would not have it any other way.

I hope that you find my work as stimulating and enjoyable as I did creating it.