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, Best in show

The Artist’ award Patchings 2017

Canson Award, Patchings 2017

The Artist Purchase Prize 2021

The Artist award, Patchings 2021


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, West Yorkshire

2013 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London

2015 Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, London

2017 Patchings Art Festival, Nottingham

2018 RI Annual Exhibition, London

2020 RI Annual Exhibition, London

2021 RI Annual Exhibition, London

2021 World of Modern Watercolour, Moscow

2021 TALP Open, Patchings Art Centre, Nottinghamshire

A meeting of walls
A meeting of walls
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Ingleborough from pen y ghent
Ingleborough from pen y ghent
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Late afternoon, late summer
Late afternoon, late summer
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