Finishing XaraI’ve been interested in art for as long as I can remember and drew constantly as a child and throughout my teens.  I attended art college for a few years but never took it that seriously and left it at that.

I hadn’t touched a brush or a pencil for over 20 years until in 2016 I rediscovered my original passion for drawing.

I’ve always been fascinated by colour, texture and the nature and quality of light.  The endless variation of these things in the natural world, particularly in the animal kingdom, are the main subjects of my work.

I like to work in a realistic style using my preferred medium of pastels, although I often use charcoal and coloured pencils too.

I live in the south-east of England with my wife and four children and currently divide my time between my art and working as a freelance instructor.