I studied textile design at Northbrook College in Worthing from 1972 to
1976 and, following this, worked for two London textile studios as a floral designer. In 1979 I went to live in Los Angeles where I freelanced, doing production ready artwork for various manufacturers.
I then spent a year in New Mexico, living in a shack in an old coal mining town, painting wildlife and botanical subjects, and selling through a gallery in Santa Fe.
I returned home in 1984, and began doing illustration for books,
magazines and advertising, as well as textile design. Clients have
included Sainsbury's, London Transport and Quarto Press.
Since then I have returned to painting and have been exhibiting in our
open house during Brighton's Arts Festival; with Nick Bowlby at the 20/21
art fair and the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and Hampstead, the Spa Galleries in Tunbridge Wells the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries London, as well as selling prints and originals through many galleries around Britain.
I have recently joined Yellowhouseartlicensing, who specialise in licensing for fine-art publishing, greeting cards, gift-wrap, stationery, retail packaging, apparel, homeware, wallpaper & more.
I now work very freely in watercolour, with the minimum of
compositional drawing; this gives the paintings an unpremeditated
look, which attempts to express the beautiful but transitory nature of the
subject matter. I also teach watercolour and ipad sketching, and run workshops, in Brighton, Hove and Lewes. Please see the diary for details