was born in Greenwich, London in 1954 and picked up
his enthusiasm for art at an early age. On leaving school
he started a career in graphic design and also attended
the Central School of Art in London in his spare time.
Before his twenties he decided to move to Cornwall away
from the design world to develop his skills in fine
art, picking up work where and when he could to supplement
his income, a spell working on a farm and in a fish
and chip shop saw him through the summer months.
When he returned from
Cornwall he moved to Canterbury where he worked once
again in graphic design on a freelance basis and produced
a number of commissioned paintings in his spare time.
An opportunity arose in his late twenties to visit Canada
with the view to working in Toronto while studying the
variety of modern and traditional art produced by the
Canadian landscape and wild life artists of whom he
was interested. On his return he found it difficult
to obtain the relevant working permit to allow him to
spend the period of time in Canada he wanted so it was
back to graphic design and a job in London. During this
period he was producing fine artwork of varied compositions
as and when it was commissioned, but it was never regular
enough for him to pursue this on a full time basis.
In 1986 he met his
future wife Linda and four years later they married
and moved to West Malling, Kent. Although still earning
a living in graphic design he was determined to try
to spend more time working in fine arts and in 1994
he moved to a tumbled down cottage near Ashford, Kent
and began a small business called Creations Workshop.
Here they would create a multitude of fine art and design
projects. Now in his forties and with three children,
Alex, Toby and the youngest Elizabeth, he and Linda
are producing a series of fine art projects from framed
original paintings, illustrations and prints to period
reproduction gifts and furniture.
During his working
career he has produced over three hundred commissioned
artworks including landscapes, wildlife, sports and
portraits, several of these specifically commissioned
in the style of famous artists of the past, a technique
developed while working in graphic design where a variation
of artistic styles was regularly required. It is in
his own painting style that he excels the most and these
series of limited-edition prints will make his work
more accessible to a much wider public.