Freelance artist born and raised in Lancashire. I am influenced by artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Barry Hilton, Marc Rothko and Louis Jover. I draw inspiration from the world around me. I paint in ink, gouache or acrylic and my technique is eclectic and varies from photo realism to abstract due to subject matter and commissions. I received a formal education in art and design at Blackburn College and Blackpool and the Fylde College undertaking two degrees in Graphic Design and Scientific and natural history illustration respectively. I’m proud to have worked and studied under artist Richard Cross who allowed me to complete my PGCE over two years in his life drawing class at Blackburn College. I have had illustrations broadcast on channel 4 show Vacation, vacation, vacation, an illustration published in stickerbomb monsters edition, a painting given to the king of Jordan by our former Jordanian Mayor Cllr Karemeh Foster. I have also had a painting exhibited in Manchester’s Whitworth gallery as part of the little painting challenge (a side competition to tv show ‘the big painting challenge’). As well as all this I have Exhibited my work in local galleries over the past 20 years.