Meet the artist

What Inspires Me?

I am inspired by light, water and reflections. I feel most at home by the sea, estuaries and coastline of the South West of England and such places as Venice. I spend much of my time living afloat on my sailing ketch which takes me to those special places.

Artist Profile

I am an independent artist and now only sell direct to collectors of my work. The advantage of this is you get to deal directly with the artist. I have had several solo exhibitions and my paintings are in private collections worldwide. I have had paintings selected by the RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) for their prestigious exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. I’ve also had paintings selected by Woodmansterne cards published as greetings cards.


Solo Exhibition Harbour House, Kingsbridge 2006
Solo Exhibition Harbour House, Kingsbridge 2007
Solo Exhibition Spinnakers Gallery 2009
Solo Exhibition Inspiration Salcombe 2012
Solo Exhibition Inspiration Salcombe 2013

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