As a self-taught artist, I reengaged with painting twelve years ago after not doing so for twenty years. I immediately left my previous career, within surgery and educational research, to live as the artist I wanted to be. I have continued to paint ever since. I exhibit regularly, both as a solo artist and within group exhibitions.
Except for a few recent abstract paintings, which have been a real departure for me, my work is directly influenced by my interactions with the world around me. Whilst my most recognisable style may be my graphic-looking paintings, I work gesturally too, both in the studio and plein-air.
In 2016, when forty six years old, I was confirmed to be autistic. I am learning to understand myself better now and to explain my inner experience to people more easily. In 2019 I created a colouring book with words about my adult autistic experience.