As a landscape and seascape artist I can think of no better place to live and work but in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
I was born and brought up in Milford Haven and I studied Graphic Design at Cardiff College of Art. After working in advertising in London for 8 years,
I returned to Pembrokeshire and ran a graphic design and advertising consultancy for over 20 years in Haverfordwest before taking up painting and drawing seriously in l999.
I now work as a full time professional artist and illustrator producing landscape and seascape paintings, and a range of limited edition prints. Private and corporate commissions take up much of my time and recently I have been involved in major illustration projects for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Vale of Glamorgan County Council and Derwent (the Cumberland Pencil Company).
I have exhibited widely in one man and group exhibitions throughout Pembrokeshire and other parts of the UK and my work exists in many private collections around the world.
I am a founder member of the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. Although coloured pencil predominates in my work I frequently use a mixture of other media including chalk pastel, watercolour, ink and gouache.
I like to draw things precisely and I work from a combination of my own photographs, sketches, notes and memory. I am an inveterate observer and I am fascinated by reflections in water, the effects of light, texture and the natural forms and surfaces of trees and rocks.
I am drawn to the features within the landscape as much as the wider view itself.
The spectacular coast and countryside of Pembrokeshire, and in particular the estuary alongside which I live at Llangwm, provides me with endless inspiration and ideas.