I paint places I know, places
I love, have memories of and connections with, predominantly in and around
North Yorkshire. I like to bring reality to these settings through observing
relationships and everyday situations and being true to life. My work is aimed
at those people who can laugh at themselves, those who can recognise
themselves in the paintings, or someone else close to their heart.
I take many location
photographs, edit them on Photoshop and then sketch my figures and develop a
tale for the characters. Influences such as Jack Vettriano and Beryl Cook
have encouraged me to be true to myself and paint what I enjoy and what
makes me smile. I love to use colour in my work as it enhances the fun element
to my paintings. I rarely reveal the characters faces as it encourages
anonymity and allows the viewer to narrate the picture and make it personal to
Collectors have bought my
work locally, nationally and overseas, reaching as far as America, Canada and New Zealand. I have
worked with many galleries and currently work closely with Whitby Galleries, Art in the Mill in Knaresborough and Coastal Gallery in Northallerton. I have also exhibited at Ripley Castle, Living North York,
The Great Yorkshire Show, Country Living Show, Art in the Pen in Skipton and The
Edinburgh Arts Fair and The Glasgow Arts Fair.
pictures are available as originals and most are available in print and
greeting card format.
sincerely hope you enjoy my work and please do not hesitate to contact me if
you have any questions about my products, the paintings themselves, future
exhibitions or painting commissions.
Below are a selection of my paintings. To enlarge and for more information, just click on the image.