I have had a life-long interest in art and the natural sciences as well as many other subjects. I am a Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists and my paintings have been published in various magazines and books and have been exhibited around the country.
Due to my style of work, my paintings are sometimes thought to be computer generated. All artwork is done by hand and my usual medium is acrylics. One of my biggest strengths is a deep interest in many subjects. I have a great appreciation of the beauty of science in many areas from microbiology to astronomy, palaeontology to wonderful Earthly scenes such as sunrise over water. As a result I am able to create detailed paintings to my customers’ specifications.
Despite a lifelong interest in art it was not until 2003 that I was able to have a gallery and devote myself to painting full-time. I previously worked in laboratories as an assistant microbiologist, doing a large variety of experiments. Then for some years I worked in a model-making company alongside Heathrow airport, directly under the flight path, with aircraft constantly taking off and landing. I moved to Lyme Regis, Dorset with my family and in order to survive in this beautiful area with few job opportunities I set up a one-man model-making business, painting in the little spare time I had. Then we had the chance to have the gallery, enabling me to paint full time.
I was born profoundly deaf in 1959 and have recently been fitted with a cochlear implant. This marvellous piece of technology is a great help especially when chatting with people in the gallery.