I did a foundation course at Cheltenham Art College and went on to do a couple of years of a graphic design degree at Ravensbourne Art College. I then got involved in theatre working as a designer and set builder. This led to a course in set design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was followed by several years more work as a scenic painter and designer.
I then spent many years working as a painter with Treasure Gorton Designs, a company producing paintings, murals, and paint finishes for the commercial and private sector internationally.
Whilst doing this I had a studio at the Chatham Historic Dockyards and had a couple of solo painting exhibtions.
Settling in Brighton I learned the skills of the building trade especially enjoying carpentry - often seeing a project through from design to completion. Following my love of working with wood in all its forms, I have been producing rustic furniture using recycled wood and wood in its natural forms.
In the last year I've started to produce art work again as a figurative landscape artist.