I am originally from Northumberland I moved to Oxfordshire in 1999. I trained as an Industrial Designer and began drawing and painting when the design industry became more computerised and I moved into Design and Project Management. I work in all the standard media, watercolour, acrylic and oils. I have exhibited in Oxford and was twice a prize winner at the Stockport Art Society in the 1990s. I have travelled extensively always taking sketching tools and watercolours, which, with photographs provide material for winter nights of painting. A keen gardener my allotment provides ingredients for my other hobby, cooking, and inspiration for some of my still life paintings.