I was born in Liverpool and studied landscape architecture
at Manchester Metropolitan University, graduating in 1984.
In 2005 I visited Ireland for the first time and decided
that I wanted to move here to paint the beautiful scenery.
Sometimes I will be in awe of a big open view, the landscape
or sky, other times I will want to paint a small part of the
view such as a wall or a bush.
Other subjects I enjoy painting are still life, flowers and
nudes which I draw using charcoal or pencil. For the landscapes
I paint mainly in oils, usually outdoors and return to the same
place until the painting is almost finished. I will then add any
detail later in the studio.
I live and paint in Roscommon.