I was born in Essex, England in 1944 and emigrated to Canada in 1957, residing first in Toronto and moving to Calgary in 1960. Now residing in Kelowna, British Columbia. Early influences on my style and career included J M W Turner and John Constable.
Later, the work of the late French minimalist Nicolas De Stael played the most significant role in my development as a painter. My landscape paintings are abstracted to simple forms relying on texture and tonal variations to create drama.
My still-life and flower works are painted with a palette knife and sometimes brush in acrylic either on canvass or panels. I build the shapes of the abstracted flowers, not being at all concerned with the type of flower, by layering subtle changes in tone and colour value, creating my own style of still-life. Most of my landscapes are painted with a brush although occasionally a palette knife may be used for effect.
My paintings hang in corporate and private collections across the world. I've had a number of solo and group exhibitions in Canada and the USA.
I'm a member of Landscape Artists International and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.