About the Artist
My art combines classical illustrative styles in arbitrary ratios, and is inspired by history, mythology, nature and my own vivid inner world. I draw my influences from the Golden Age of Illustration, Dutch Masters painting, fantasy art and medieval illuminations.
Foremost amongst the artists who have influenced and inspired me are John Howe, Rembrandt, Paul Raymond Gregory, Evelyn De Morgan, Steven Walsh, Hans Holbein the Younger, Alan Lee, John Bauer, Frank Frazetta, Brian Froud and David Thiérrée.
Acrylics, pencil, and watercolour are my primary media, though I have been known to dabble in others. I sometimes undertake commissions depending on the lay of the land, so feel free to contact me if this is something you would like to explore.
Additionally, I undertake portrait and life modelling, and am available for classes and workshops within reasonable travelling distance. I have worked in this capacity with artists such as Patty Callaghan, David Gray, Louis Smith and Jane Cockayne.
I live in mighty-mighty-Macclesfield (Cheshire), from which I enjoy wandering the Peak District, fitness training and, of course, painting. I am a member of the Macclesfield Art Group and exhibit with them in the local area.
Acrylic on Canvas