For a while I worked professionally as both an Illustrator and Graphic Designer.
At the heart of my work are the things which make me feel good. And so many things inspire me and fuel my imagination: seascapes; fossils and ancient life; insects, mossy covered rocks; twisty-turny, gnarly trees; my cat; myths and legends; standing stones and fantasy and comic books. All crop up from time to time, or quietly influence my work.
Mostly I work in my studio but when the weather’s kind I enjoy painting and sketching outdoors ‘en plein air’. My all-time favourite painting haunts are Devon, Dorset and South Cornwall. I yearn for rugged coasts and magical, mossy undercliffs.
For the most part my paintings are mainly small scale and painted in gouache or watercolour. I really work in oils or acrylics anymore.
I’m learning all the time, absorbing inspiration and ideas wherever I find them. And that keeps me engaged, there’s always so much still to learn.