"Best Up and Coming Published Artist"
"Best Published Artist"
| I was born in Guildford, Surrey amongst the rolling hills and downland of Southern England.
My childhood was filled with the freedom to wander the surrounding hills and downs, capturing the colours in my mind.
The sea fills my earliest childhood memories, and of holidays spent in Devon and Cornwall on huge sandy beaches.
The thunder of the crashing waves, salt spray and smell of the sea is a very energising force, firing my enthusiasm to recreate the essence of it all on canvas.
The sea and the elements that surround it, it’s rhythms, tides, the sky it reflects, and the enormity of its oceans. The mystery, the colour, the winds and it’s great unknown depths.
It’s about the feelings and emotions that are stirred within us and the illusion it creates.
The sea is an ever changing entity, constantly moving and forever flowing.
Art like music is a language that can bypass the linguistic framework reaching the parts that words seem to miss. Painting for me allows me to express feelings of hope, warmth, spirit and energy.
After leaving school, and various jobs later, I went on to study Psychology and Philosophy as a mature student at Sussex University in Brighton.
I have worked in sales and marketing for many companies including ‘Thames Water’ in London.
I have also been a weekly air courier to New York with ‘DHL’, worked in Noise Pollution for a local authority and as a freelance photographer, including working as a ‘snapper’ for ‘The Windsor Express’ newspaper.
My career in Art has been taken to new heights after being published by fine art publishers Washington Green.
A total of 75 Limited Edition prints have been published by Washington Green.
Due to their skill in marketing, my work has reached a very wide audience both in the UK and abroad.
I have been overjoyed to receive an award for ‘Best Published Artist 2006’ and Best Up And Coming Artist 2005’ from ‘The UK Fine Art Trade Guild’.
During this time I have gathered a very loyal following who have bought both my originals and limited edition prints.
I am pleased to say that I have a number of originals and a very small number of limited edition prints now available directly from me.
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