I worked as a draughtsman for several years before deciding to return to Art college as a mature student. I gained a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art Painting in 1996 and have been painting since. I paint from my studio which is a converted lorry container surrounded by open countryside. Most of my time I spend outdoors enjoying the open skies and long walks with my two dogs. My technique of painting is characterised by immediacy of a painting process and the urgency of decision making along with composition. When working in my studio I like to have several stretches primed ready to paint as I paint from one to another. My paintings are often large in size and are expressive Abstracts, being extremely physical in their execution my feelings being Played over the surface creating the illusion of depth. Despite the appearance of forces meeting I constantly assess and push the boundaries of the medium exploring the pigments and their reactions to one another. I make a point of mixing my own colours as this is all part of the painting experience and is also a lot of fun. I have always been drawn to working on square canvases my largest works have been 8ft square.

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