Originally from Bristol, I developed my painting skills studying for a degree in Fine Art in Northampton. I came to Manchester in 2005 and now live in Stockport with my wife and kids. From originally working on large urban landscapes, I have been working on paintings inspired by the sea. These paintings are both done digitally and in oils.
I enjoy painting big landscapes with lots of power and punch. They tend to be about what I am feeling and where I have been. Big canvases with big brush marks.
In the past, my work has been inspired by New York. Working with an iPad, I have used the drawing app Adobe Fresco. I work in the same style of my oil painting but using the Adobe App I am able to layer up my digital paintings, it allows me to create depth and drama within my work.
My work on social media was seen by the creators of Adobe Fresco, they contacted me, we had a two hour conference call to America, they were interested in how the work was made as they had not seen work done at that scale before.
Just before Christmas 2020, I was involved in a car accident which left me with a severe brain injury and many broken bones. This has impacted my life massively. With Rehabilitation professionals, I have been working on my life and trying to get back into what I love. With the help of assistance, I am now painting one day a week and getting more involved in the art scene again.
For further details about my work, including pricing, look through the website, or contact me with questions, commissions or enquiries via firstname.lastname@example.org. Framed prints are available.
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Work Featured In
Didsbury Life, Newal Green High school, Cafe Logas, Solomon Grundys, Ivy Manchester. The Message Trust and Themes valley primary school Blackpool.
2010 November, Murder mystery Art gallery. The Hub Altrincham.
2010 October, Large scale stencil mural for Newal Green high school.
2010 September, Art in the gardens @ Sheffield botanical gardens.
2010 May, Exclusive show @ Didsbury Life, Burton Road.
2010 April, Large scale Mural for Newal Green high school.
2010 march 2nd. Group show in Manchester Cathedral.
2009 December, Exclusive show with the Pop Up Art Shop, Salford. Media city.
2009 October, Exclusive show with the Pop Up Art Shop, The lake district.
2009 September, Premier Artist at Art in the Gardens in Sheffield.
2009- August, Group Show at the Pop Up Art Shop. In the Triangle Manchester.
A list of artists and things that have inspired me recently:
– David Hockney
– Francis Bacon
– Jackson Pollock