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Fine Artist and Portrait Painter

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, and a 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 both my figurative and abstract work do share a stylistic commonality.  It is true to say that my work is influenced as much by what I read as it is by other artists.

Through my work I try to capture the fleeting moments of human life, and at the same time imbue them with a quality more living than that which can be achieved through photography.  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, and sometimes from the depths of my imagination. 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.