When asked to explain my work; "What type of artist are you?" I find the easiest way to describe myself is "a realist painter." Hopper's "Nighthawks" heavily influenced my early interest in painting. Vettriano's "Mad dogs" persuaded me to try using a paintbrush. Durer, Vermeer and contemporary painters such as Clive Head and Richard Estes all played their part in educating me.

The narrative behind my artwork put simply, is story telling. Fueled by curiosity, drawing on the everyday conversations and story's people choose to share with me.

Individual piece's can take from a week to a month depending mainly on the complexity and in part the scale.
What remains integral to me is the desire to create a painting with a convincing level of detail.This hopefully holds the viewers attention long enough for them to explore what lye's with in the marks, lines and brush strokes.