Drawing and painting have been hobbies since my childhood in England. After graduating from Cambridge University I pursued careers in other fields before finally getting the opportunity, at age 40, to turn my passion for art into life as a working artist.
Despite the late start, my previous experience gave me one big advantage: I arrived in the art world knowing that there is no short cut to being an artist, only trial, error, and lots of work. Since 2003 I have painted full-time, completing many hundreds of commissioned portraits and original oil paintings, and thousands of sketches and studies.
My wife, Kate, and I have recently moved from Lovettsville, VA to Seattle, WA. As a newcomer to the Pacific Northwest I have been hard at work the past year year completing commissioned works, making new friends, and exploring places to paint on location in and around the city.