About the artist

I am a retired veterinary surgeon who has become a pastel artist. Born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, I now live and work in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside. I was introduced to pastels as a teenager by a friend of my father’s and in fact I still have remnants of my first set of pastels. I passed A level art at 16, then went on to complete a veterinary science degree - my understanding of animals allows me to add that something extra to my artwork.

As you know, I am a pastel artist and feel that pastels have a great vibrancy and richness of colour that is often under appreciated. I work largely from photographs and undertake commission work as well as create artwork in a wide range of subject matter. I like to give each piece a three dimensional effect and detail is of importance to me - each 12in by 16in artwork takes me 25 to 30 hours to complete.   

 I have completed a large number of works in the past 15 years, many of which can be seen on this website. I admire the work of many artists including the Impressionists, Pre-Raphaelites, David Shepherd, Simon Coombes and many of my contemporaries. I have exhibited widely in Herefordshire and currently have original work exhibited at the Sable and Hogg Gallery in Brecon, Wales. My next exhibition is between December 1st and 31st 2018 at the Old Stables Gallery at the Leominster Tourist Information, Corn Square, Leominster HR6 8YP. Hope you get a chance to pop in!  

You can read a full interview with me on Wonderstreet or contact me if you need more information.......