Artist specialising in people

I produce uplifting, original drawings & oil paintings of real people, animals & flowers which encapsulate the spirit of my subjects. Through my art I explore themes of separation & connection, seeking to blur the boundaries between illustration and fine art. My work includes commissioned portraits that make the perfect gift.

Performers, in particular, inspire me, both on the street & in venues, & I aim to capture the creative energy of performing live. Going beyond performers' likeness, personality & mood, my art focuses on their movement, relationship with other performers & the audience. I’m Resident Artist at The Half Moon Putney, one of London's iconic music venues where my work is on show. I'm also a member of Putney Artists & take part annually at the start of October at the Half Moon Putney in Wandsworth Artists' Open House.

I'm a member of an artists' collective on London's Southbank & exhibit in Skylark Galleries 2 on the 1st floor of Oxo Tower Wharf. I’m represented in Brighton by Kellie Miller Arts for whom I’ve created a series of oil paintings featuring bathers which hold up a mirror to a love that binds us all - of being by the sea. My open studios are in mid September as part of BEAT - the Borough of Ealing Art Trail.

My online galleries offer an insight into my work, including portraiture, & you'll see I’ve completed a series of portraits of some of best known names in UK broadcast news including the BBC's John Humphrys & Kate Adie & welcome commissions from individuals, businesses & performers. I’m a founding member of the Lots Road Group of portrait artists who met when studying at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, one of the few art colleges in Britain that focus on portraiture & figurative painting.

Winner of the Judges' Prize at Egypt's first biennale (2013), I’ve exhibited at the Milan Expo, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters & National Open Art exhibitions (2015). I also tutor drawing in the inspiring surrounds of the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain & The Courtauld for Sketchout