I was born in Bristol in 1961. I moved to London in 1979 to study at
the 'Slade School of Fine Art'. There I set out in pursuit of the
traditional skills. Accurate renderings of anatomy, colour and
perspective, are the building blocks for my paintings.
In my paintings, firstly I set out
to create a thing of beauty, secondly, I try to use symbolism and
narrative to load the work with ideas - for those willing to dig a
Over thirty years I have worked
within these same principles, building a body of work that has a
strong visual impact, but also a lot to say for itself under the
Over recent years -especially -the
narrative elements in my pictures have woven together and the same
characters repeatedly appear. Another development for me has been
the way my home town of Clevedon has become a sort of magical
setting for my paintings. Together these elements give a sense of
cohesion to the world that I depict.