I was born in 1955 in Middlesex, England and had an interest in art from
an early age which developed during my school years. Since then I have had
experience in interior design and electrical retail management and in 1978
moved to Preston, Lancashire (about 35 miles from Liverpool) where I still
live with my wife and three daughters.
I began painting full-time in 1985 and soon realized I had the "knack" of
creating likenesses of people and animals and fairly quickly established
myself as a portrait painter, supplying pictures to galleries and private
In 1989, eager to try new things, I began painting a wider diversity of
subject matter including aviation, sporting and wildlife and the subsequent
acclaim for this work led me to open my own art gallery in Preston. After
6 years running the gallery I began to feel a little bogged down by the
day to day running of the retail side and not spending enough time with
brush and easel. So in 1996 I closed the gallery and set up a small studio
in the attic at home and concentrated on doing some serious painting.
I have always been asked to produce portraits of pets - cats, dogs
horses etc and it was from this that I began painting other wildlife
subjects, particularly African and the "big cats". I now feel priviliged
to consider myself a wildlife artist and never cease to be
amazed and delighted to see the canvas come to life before my eyes.