Born in Hereford, educated in Cardiff, I am a self-taught artist who lives in Swansea. I love light and colour. In my art I am drawn to light and shadows and how they shape our emotions. I use oil on linen canvas mainly. I remember visiting the South of France as a teenager and being mesmerized by the dazzling light, I have been attempting to capture that excitement about light in my paintings ever since. I particularly love the natural world, animals and landscapes. I am also drawn to empty places like churchyards, woods and hills. When I paint in oils I usually paint the light first and then layer the shadows and mid-tones. I try and make my colours bold and bright but as realistic as possible. I aim to make people look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary beauty in it.
Heraldic Artist and Calligrapher, painting heraldic arms in colour or in black and white (ie ones registered with an appropriate heraldic authority)
I also take commissions for handpainted illuminated initial letters on watercolour or silk fibre paper for custom gifts. and sell my own ranges of 6 x 6"printed heraldic animal cards and 6 x 4" calligraphy message cards.
I am happy to discuss any enquiries for possible commissions from anyone interested in any aspect of my work.
drawings and prints usually based on thematic series. Also featured in cards and minibooks - minibooks are digitally produced 12 sided concertina books, compilations of drawings or prints, 15cm square sold with an envelope.