Background: I am very lucky to have the Moss Valley on my doorstep and I drive through it every day. I like to paint the swooping landscape and decorative arable design of fields defined by woods and dry stone walls. My direct response is expressed through washes of oil colour and impasto paint, drips and scratches to connect viscerally to the mood of landscape. It is important for me to draw and paint from direct observation as I work fast to describe the thrill of being in the landscape. I also paint in and around Sheffield, in fact anywhere that inspires me within driving distance with my car full of paint and canvas. I have been painting in and around Sheffield seriously since 1983 when I came to the city to study art at Sheffield Hallam. I achieved a first class degree and became an art teacher to support myself.
Contact: I enjoy discussing art so please feel free to contact me to share ideas and opinions about the paintings or drawings using the ‘contact’ box below.
Buying original paintings: If you are interested in buying a painting then please use the same ‘contact’ box. They are all original oil paintings on canvas and are framed professionally. Prices range from £200 for a small canvas to £500 for a large one.
Commissions: If you like my style of painting, but you have a particular subject you want me to paint, please contact me using the form below to discuss a commission.
Buying limited editions of original ipad drawings: Original ipad drawings are also available for printing and can be printed a variety of sizes on paper from £30 unframed to £150 framed.