'Field Fare with Berry'
14 x 12 cms. Framed.
I studied textile design and watercolour on the south coast of England from 1972 to 1976 and, following this, worked for two London textile studios as a floral designer. In 1979 I went to live in Los Angeles where I freelanced, doing production ready artwork for various manufacturers.
I then decamped to a shack in Madrid, New Mexico, an old coal mining town, painting wildlife and botanical subjects, selling through the Canyon Road Gallery in Santa Fe.
I returned home in 1984, where I began illustrating for books,magazines and advertising, as well as continuing with textile design.
Clients have included Sainsbury's, London Transport and Mitchell Beazley.
Since having a family, I have returned to my real love, painting, and now work very freely and richly in watercolour,with the minimum of compositional drawing; this gives the paintings an unpremeditated look, which attempts to express the beautiful but transitory nature of the subject matter - fruit , flowers, vegetables and, more recently, animals and bugs.