I am a multi-media artist based in my home studio in Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire. My main focus going forward is oil portraiture and life-drawing, with commissions welcome in linocut and cyanotype too. All my profits go to charities such as The Trussell Trust and local refugee organisations.
My first exhibition was in 2018, from 2022 I will be applying for open exhibitions and competitions in larger galleries such as The Mercer in Harrogate and Ferens in Hull. Recent commissions include an oil landscape of a farmer's vintage combine harvester and tractor, and calligraphy and watercolour wedding invitations.
As a predominantly housebound artist I make full use of online workshops and resources, as well as occasional in-person lessons. Artists who have directly supported me in my practice are: Dorian Radu, Sam Dalby, Alun Kirby and Andres Jaroslawsky. Plus I make regular use of Raw Umber Studios' and Royal Academy life drawing playlists on YouTube and the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year online community and until recently was an active member of York Printmakers.
If you wish to purchase or commission anything, please drop me a line via the contact page.
I have a longterm neuro-immune condition called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) which, while limiting my personal resources, informs and enriches my interpretation of the world. It follows that my website will be updated as and when I'm able.