I moved to Norwich in 1990 to take a place on a degree course and I have lived here ever since. In 2003 I turned to painting full time.
I am a figurative artist largely working in oils on canvas or canvas panel - canvas which I stretch and glue over wooden panels. These panels give me the ‘tooth’ or texture of a quality artists’ canvas while providing me with a much firmer and more stable ground. This is important for the glazing and stippling techniques I use. What intrigues me about still life is that it’s essentially about an implied human presence. The way objects can create a narrative value beyond their individual worth simply by their relationships to each other in the same space. They can even suggest a sense of place and time without anything being directly stated