My father went to Chelsea Art College, so there was always art being made at home from my earliest years. Although my art career has been intermittent, that early influence has always been in me. I studied Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University in '95 and then trained as a Art & Design Tutor in '98 in Bolton. Worked as a teacher in the Manchester area for ten years, moving back to the Isle of Wight in 2007, starting to produce my own work. Working from photographs, my current work is very controlled using a very warm palette.