I am a professional artist and I work with watercolour, oil and acrylic. My work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape either in the context of wild places or in the nature of the Yorkshire hills where I live.
I draw my inspiration from historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling. My main inspiration is light and the effects created by the contrasts of shadows.
I write many articles for The Artist magazine (UK) and I have four practical art books published. I'm represented by numerous galleries based around the North of England.
Companion of the International Guild of Artists
Associate of the British Watercolour Society
President Halifax Art Society
Advisory panellist for Artists and Illustrators magazine
Holmfirth Artweek 2013
The Artist’ award Patchings 2017
Canson Award, Patchings 2017
Watercolour for starters (D&C) (Author)
30 Minute Landscapes (Walter Foster, USA) (Author)
30 Minute Landscapes in Watercolour' (Harper Collins) (Author)
Landscapes in Watercolour (Crowood Press) (Author)
Watercolour layer-by-layer (Walter Foster, USA) (Contributor)
101 Top techniques (D&C) (Contributor)
Complete Watercolour (Quarto Press) (Contributor)
The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques (Search Press) (Contributor)
2001 - 2014 Annual exhibition, Harrison Lord Fine Art
2013 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
2018 RI Annual Exhibition
2020 RI Annual Exhibition