click to view full imageMy early artistic influences were in London, where I grew up. I modelled for a painter called Leon Kossoff and attended Life drawing classes taught by Sargy Mann. At that time, I exhibited work in The Camden Artists Show at Burgh House , Hampstead and at the Royal Festival Hall through the Spirit of London Competition. When I moved to Sheffield , I then taught at the Mappin Art Gallery and at Sheffield College. Four years ago I moved to Eyam , in Derbyshire. For me painting is a mysterious and intuitive process in which the medium of paint can express feelings about light and space. I sketch in the local landscape, but in the studio the paintings take on a life of their own , often going through many transitions arriving at an unknown place. In 2009 I was funded by the Arts Council for a solo show called the Energy of Myth at the Workstation , Sheffield. I have also shown in the past at the Bankside Gallery London(the Royal Watercolour Competition) .