Born in London, I won art prizes at school and went on to study illustration at art college in England. After obtaining my degree I travelled around Europe and spent some years on the Greek island of Corfu earning a living painting local scenes and as a portrait sketch artist in the island’s top hotels.

On returning to England I taught myself signwriting, started my own business and within a few years I became known for my pictorial work. This eventually developed into a reputation for painting murals. I did quite a bit of fairground painting eg Ghost Trains and amusement rides as well as murals in houses and gardens during this time.

In 2000 I moved to Sydney where life as a full-time artist began with a series of art calendars recording the areas around where I lived. I also produced greetings cards, postcards and taught drawing, life drawing and oil painting.

In 2010 I moved back to England to live in Topsham, Devon.

2008 Illustrated two children’s books about the environment, one of which, Weather or Not: It’s a Climate for Change, was shortlisted for the 2008 Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

2008-9 Selected by the Australian Society of Marine Artists as Artist-in-residence for Sydney Heritage Fleet.

Previously an Exhibiting member of the Australian Society of Marine Artists.

Previously an Exhibiting Member of the Royal Art Society, Sydney

Highly Commended at the Glebe Art Show, Sydney 2009

Finalist Mosman Art Prize, Sydney 2009

South West Academy Open 2012 (featured in newspaper article)

About the Artist