Due to the possibilities of imagination and the versatility of the medium, to me oil painting can be meant for so much more than mere depictions of reality.  Intuition I think taps into something higher, something more meaningful yet inexplicable. 


I attended the University of Sunderland 1992-1994 & 1998-2001 and graduated with a First Class BA in Fine Art.

Awards & Exhibitions

I have won a number of awards for my paintings and exhibited around the UK, including central London, where I have sold work. 


I was born in Northern Ireland, but grew up in County Durham, England.  I currently live in Brighton, England and my time is divided between working as a private art tutor for both children and adults, taking portrait commissions and fitting in time on my personal painting, which is the subject of this site.

This is me looking like I have a glass eye: