I have always sketched, painted observed and always had a fascination with Art, painting mainly. Not being very academic my only logical path was to utilize my creative skills.
My journey started at College and then university where I studied Print Making, (not fine Art) although I only completed 2 years of that degree. I still work as a 3D Graphic illustrator for a Playground company which I have done for the past 15 years. While there I gained a Degree with honours in Landscape Architecture, and so became a Landscape Architect. I have since reduced my hours of work to concentrate more on the ‘ART’
The Art started about 4 years ago when I just out of the blue decided to give oil paints a go, and I was instantly hooked.
Working between portraits and landscapes, I was an absolute beginner, I read, I listened and I watched as well as painting constantly, trying to learn how to use oil paints.
I seem to have done quite a lot in a small space of time:
2018 - Appeared on TV as a wild card for Sky’s
Landscape Artist of the year
2019 - Exhibited Art in the Barn, Batley
- Exhibited Art in the Pen Skipton
- Appeared on the One show
2020 - Facilitated workshops at the Queens Mill Castleford
- Selected to exhibit at Art & York as a raw talent
- Selected to exhibit at Art in the Pen Skipton
- Filmed my heat as a competitor on Sky’ Landscape
Artist of the Year
- Created a NHS Hero portrait
- Launched my Dark Curiosity Illustrations
2021 - Appeared in the local newspaper
- Appeared on Sky’s Landscape Artist of the year