For those that are not so familiar with my work and may have stumbled across my website, I am a landscape artist, located in a small village on the outskirts of Chelmsford, a city in England, where I live with my wife and 3 children.
I was inspired to paint by my father, who is also a landscape artist. As a child, I would often sit with my dad and enjoy spending time painting with him. Although my dad provided invaluable advice and instruction on how to paint, I soon developed my own style. Much of my time as a teenager was spent visiting my father’s exhibitions, where I would stand alongside his work and listen to the comments and discussions from fellow art enthusiasts. It did, and still does, give me great pleasure to see the enjoyment people take from both mine and my father’s art and I consider myself extremely lucky to be a full-time artist.
I decided to follow my passion and continue with my love of art once I left school, initially studying fine art at college, then from the age of 18 joining my dad in his studio at our then family home. I have shared a studio with my dad ever since and immensely enjoy his company whilst we are painting. Dad is often in the background when I film my online tutorials, but I have yet to convince him to have a starring role in front of the camera.
My landscapes are painted using oil paints, with some use of acrylics during the initial phase and I enjoy developing my distinctive photorealistic style by paying attention to every detail. My reference material is very often taken from a photo I have taken whilst on my travels, both close to where I live or further afield.
Although I specialise in landscapes, I like to put myself to the test with the occasional portrait painting. In fact, one of my own favourite paintings is from a photograph I took of my children playing in the stream which runs behind my home. The shallow depth of field in this painting provided a challenge, different to my usual style of painting, with the subject matter being very detailed and the background more blurred. This painting now takes pride of place above my dining table at home.
If you are on the look out for my work, it can be found in various galleries across the UK, as well as galleries in Miami and California.