I graduated from the University of Central England in Birmingham in 1996 where I specialised in sculpture. However, on leaving, I rediscovered my love of working two-dimensionally and have therefore created a large body of work consisting of drawings, paintings and prints.
While living in New York between 2007 and 2012, I worked for artists such as Jeff Koons as a sculptor and for Idelle Webber, helping to create many of her recent photorealistic paintings; experiences that I have found invaluable in my understanding of the art world.
I make paintings and drawings that aim to reflect the emotional response that I feel in very particular natural environments such as isolated ponds and lakes. Bodies of water interest me greatly and I am fascinated by reflections, trees and islands - both physical and metaphorical. By drawing and painting I try to forge a better understanding of the world that surrounds me. I do not try to portray these situations in an academic or realistic way but endeavour to capture a sense of mood and atmosphere.