I was born in 1964 in a sleepy village called Water Orton and have lived locally to there most of my life. However, I have travelled extensively, living briefly in New Zealand, but now reside in Warwickshire. I attended art school in Nuneaton for three years but eventually left feeling a little disillusioned with the world of art!!! From there I accidently fell into the world of engineering for many years, starting as a draughtsman and progressing through to areas of marketing and supply chain!! However, I never ceased to be involved in art, concentrating for years on pen and ink work, portraits and animals, then general commission work, such as contemporary paintings and posters.
It wasn’t until a brief attempt to emigrate to New Zealand, where my work sold well through galleries in Christchurch, that I decided to embrace the world of art fully once more! I am a great believer in things happening for a reason, so took the negative events in my life around that time and turned them into something positive!! I draw my inspiration from many things in life, and hope those that view my work may draw inspiration too.