My early artistic influences were in London, where I grew up. I modelled for a painter called Leon Kossoff and attended Life drawing classes taught by Sargy Mann. I exhibited work in The Camden Artists Show at Burgh House, Hampstead and at the Royal Festival Hall through the Spirit of London Competition. When I moved to Sheffield, I taught at the Mappin Art Gallery and at Sheffield College. I moved to Eyam in Derbyshire in 2010. Painting is a mysterious and intuitive process in which the medium of paint can express feelings about light and space.
I sketch in the local landscape, but in the studio the paintings take on a life of their own, going through many transitions before arriving at an unknown place. In 2009 I had an Arts Council funded show called the Energy of Myth at the Workstation, Sheffield. I have exhibited at the Bankside Gallery London (the Royal Watercolour Competition).