Figurative artist living and working in Dorset, trained originally to paint large scale canvases for specific locations. The images shown here range from small oil sketches to 6ft canvases. (largest undertaken: 16ft long). With an emphasis on shape, pattern & structure the paintings are often developed from line drawings, though ideas can come from anywhere. Drawing in its different forms is important, and observational drawing fundamental in learning to respond, select and 'design' – which has led to the element of abstraction in the work. Portraiture has also been a focus, producing images which have found homes all around the world - conveying the individuality, expression & attitude in every face is always a fascination.