I was born in Glasgow in 1967 and lived there until the age of six, after which my family moved to Lincoln and where I still live today. My passion for painting started at the age of thirteen when my mother bought me my first set of paints and from there my love for painting grew. Art was the only subject I was ever interested in at school.
My first job as an artist was as a graphic artist for Lincoln City Council. I then moved on to a Games Workshop Design studio in Nottingham working on their monthly Magazine ''White dwarf''. I worked with some very experienced artists there and was always asking them for advice and recommendations. Working there gave me so much experience and helped me develop my painting style. I always remember the train journey in the morning where I''d be constantly gazing out of the window looking at the sky for ideas and inspiration. I later started work at a theatre design company and it was then when I decided I wanted art to be my full time career.
My favourite music when painting is classical, which is very calming for the soul and the transition of this I hope can be seen in my work.
My day starts at around 8am. The first thing I do is feed my cat Carma, then make myself a cup of coffee to wake myself up. I''ll then prepare for the day ahead and start painting around 9am and work for as long as I have daylight. I always take a one hour break for lunch which gives me time to look and think about what I''m doing. I can honestly say that I rarely have any bad days when painting.....after all...there are too many ideas in my head that I want to explore