I trained in Bristol and have practised in a number of visual disciplines, including graphic design, fashion and fine art. In addition, I have taught drawing, painting and sculpture for ten years.
I believe that image-making is fundamental to human existence and its process helps us to reflect on and interpret the world around us. The insights gained through making and considering images develop our sense of personal identity and illuminate our understanding of ourselves and others. A painted image can mysteriously transcend the merely physical appearance of external reality and become a timeless representation of human experience.
My work is a personal response to the beauty and diversity of the visual world. Through the exploration of external appearance I seek to reveal the essential inner character of the subject.