I cannot remember when I started to draw and paint, the ability has always been with me. My father took my early drawings to work, to show to his friends. My mother bought me books to encourage me – books I still have.
I remember, as a teenager, trying to draw the crucifixion after
Peter Paul Rubens.
I studied under Len Randall at Poole College of Art, had my first exhibition at the age of 18 and was accepted into the International Exhibition for Amateur Artists.
At the age of 20 I visited Paris then spent several months in Giethoorn, in Holland, where I made my living as an artist. After my conversion I became an ordained minister in the Church of England, which led to a busy, itinerant ministry. Painting returned to me in the 1990's in between family life and travelling the country continually.
My paintings have been seen by 1000's of people as part of my ministry is to conduct 'A Night of Colour' where I show 21 canvasses and speak about peace with God.
I have often said, 'I don't paint to get peace - I paint from peace.'
During these happy years I have completed a significant number of commissions, one in particular for the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey. My works are also in other private collections. This website showcases my paintings of the country, still life, seascapes, landscapes etc. all a celebration of the wonderful world in which we live, the joy of God in creation and my pleasure in attempting to reproduce its splendour.
I hope you like what you see and will join with me in the reflection of the fullness of life in Christ.