I was born in the Yorkshire in the North of England and at the tender age of six months my parents immigrated to West Coast of Canada. My youth was spent drifting between Banff and Canmore in the Rockies and Vancouver. I spent a lot of time in the outdoors on Vancouver Island at Strathcona, which at the time was a catch-all for those seeking an alternative lifestyle. I remember sailing amongst the islands dropping in on family friends who were building their homes in the middle of nowhere. It was during these voyages that my relationship with the nature of the west coast and the original inhabitants, The First Nations, had a real impact on my personal artwork and design.
My paintings are inspired by the graphic language used by the Haida Indians in the West Coast of Canada. It is a relationship between space and distinctive lines and shapes which can be seen through-out my work. There is a narrative for each piece inspired by events in my life and places I have been. I spend a lot of time climbing in the mountains, which allows me to get to places where only nature is in control.

Patient Bird – 80 x 80 cm Acrylic on canvas

Native study – 50 x 70 cm Acrylic on canvas

Dolomite Refuge – 100 x 30 cm Acrylic on Canvas

Leap of Faith – 50 x 70 cm Acrylic on Canvas, Gold / Silver leaf

Eagle – 60 x 30 cm Acrylic on Canvas, Silver Leaf

Refuge Bird – 60 x 60 cm Acrylic on Canvas

Beginnings – 80 x 120 cm Acrylic on canvas

Flight – 40 x 30 cm Acrylic on canvas

Flow – 50 x 70 cm Acrylic on Canvas

Native study 2 -50 x 70 cm Acrylic on canvas

Protection – 150 x 50 cm Acrylic on Canvas

Morning Song – 20 x 50 cm Acrylic on Canvas

Flow – 40 x 100 cm Acrylic on Canvas
(sold to Private collector)

Elements – 60 x 80 cm Acrylic on Canvas, Gold and Silver leaf

Point – 20 x 20 cm Acrylic on canvas