I have painted for as long as I can remember and as a boy I painted images that fascinated me, concentrating on the native wildlife around me. After leaving school I served an apprenticeship restoring the coachwork on Rolls Royce motorcars, some of which belonged to the Royal family. The skills I learnt during my apprenticeship were later channelled into my sculpting.
I left the Rolls Royce garage to pursue my art career full time and when I started diving the wealth of marine wildlife and underwater scenes captured my imagination and I haven’t looked back since. I started exhibiting my marine works in 1999 and my reputation has gone from strength to strength.
With all my work I aim to capture the spirit of the subject and at the same time harness the movement and light.
In 1993 I had work accepted for the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy in London (England). I won the Essex Chronicle Award for art in 1995 and also best past winner in 1999. In 1996 and 2001 my work was exhibited at the Society of Wildlife Artists exhibition at the Mall Gallery in London (England). I also received the silver medal award at the Wildlife Art Society 2000 exhibition in Bristol (England).
More recently in 2004 I had work accepted (out of 11,000 entrants) for the Daily Mail’s “Not the Turner Prize” where I was among approximately 400 Finalists who were invited to exhibit at the Mall Gallery in London.