"Born in St Helens, Merseyside in 1973, I have been drawing and painting since I can remember. I recall winning art competitions with my art as a youngster. At twenty three I'd gained a Batchelor of Design Degree from Duncan of Jordanstone college of art and my career headed this way for a long time. Eventually unfulfilled and disillusioned with the world of graphics and following two redundancies in that field, I took to my art again. I am very fulfilled in my work and find inspiration in nature and flowers especially. I enjoy the energy of the world around us and try to reflect this through bright florals and uplifting landscapes, which all reflect my strong inherent sense of colour use and enjoyment of using thick paint"