I am a portrait artist based in Hereford. The artwork I am known for is realism style Wildlife or Figurative, usually painted on leather!
My work portfolio is varied as I constantly look for new challenges through materials, techniques and subject matter. Most of my recent portfolio has been portraiture on leather (sci-fi, biker and rock n roll) jackets! This proved particularly popular during Lockdown.
I am known as the 'leather artist' as I not only paint on leather jackets and fashion accessories the use of leather extends to my wall art. My portraiture and especially wildlife art on leather are popular as I have mastered the painting and finishing techniques to the degree that they can be shown without glazing and some feature my innovative box framed wrap technique.
Taking a Realism style suits me.
My first solo figurative exhibition as in Chicago at a private venue in 2013/14.
I was an Army Engineer and Veteran of 22 years until 2003 where I did portraiture and life sculpture as part of my resettlement to civilian life. Then followed a successful career in the defence industry until 2013 when I changed career to a full-time artist. My art education has been short courses at the West Dean, Hereford and Malvern art colleges.
My art has been exhibited across the UK, from formal society exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London, to a stand-alone exhibitor at the Contemporary Art Fairs in the Home Counties and other lifestyle events.
I do take art commissions based on the subjects and styles you can see on my website and artwork I've publicised through my Social Media channels.