As a boy growing up in Essex, I spent many hours making model sailing
ships from plans and drawings. From that developed my fascination with
working boats, the boatyards in Maldon, the creeks and marshes and
the yachts sailing the estuaries.
Since moving to Suffolk I have tried to capture the atmosphere of the
beaches with their fishing boats and huts, depicting an ongoing way of
I studied portraiture and life drawing at St Martins and Central School of
Art in London. I’ve spent most of my life as a designer and illustrator, but
I have always painted and now do so full time. I have exhibited at the
Royal Society of Marine Artists and had portrait commissions from the
Army as well as from private individuals.
I produce a range of work in various media including portraiture, and
marine and landscape paintings of East Anglia and North Yorkshire.
I also do demonstrations and workshops for groups and Art Societies.