Working with wood for a living, which included carving rocking horses and repairing and making oak furniture, there was constantly an opportunity to create. Having a great interest in art, painting seemed to be a natural progression.

Possessing a love of the sea this appeared the perfect subject, constantly changing in nature and mood, providing an endless template with which to work.

More recently he has been drawn to the textures, shapes and colours of the surrounding landscapes, fields and hedgerows, rivers and streams.

Painting in mixed media, he often uses acrylic, watercolour and ink within the same painting, allowing the materials to run and bleed into each other, with the addition of collage, using materials collected whilst walking or beachcombing, to create added texture.