Born in Southwold in 1968, on the northern edge of town that borders Easton Marshes, just a short walk from the sea.
I was a foreman brick-maker at a traditional brickworks at South Cove for 3 years before attending Lowestoft Art School (1990-92) and Manchester Metropolitan University (1992-95). After graduating in 1995 I began to produce drawings and paintings in mixed media for exhibiting in galleries locally and further afield and continued the theme of my Degree Show, primarily my native East Anglian coastline, my family history and its relationship with the sea through several generations. In 2003 I gave up my part-time post at Lowestoft College to paint full-time.
Working in mixed media my current paintings are a direct response to my interest in unusual compositions and viewpoints and the placement of sometimes ordinary objects and buildings within the landscape. I often explore the juxtaposition of large open skies with strands of finely detailed horizons which epitomizes the ancient and ever-changing East Anglian coastline.