mikeI was born in Swansea in 1953.  I have lived and worked in many locations both in the UK and overseas.  I currently live in Colchester and work from home. I work in a variety of media, ranging from detailed pencil drawings to oil paintings.  I have recently started giving demonstrations of my artwork and I undertake regular and popular workshops, instructing in portraiture.  You can find out more about these workshops and demonstrations here.

I have pursued my love of figurative painting and drawing since childhood, specialising in figures and portraits and favouring a traditional approach.  I have exhibited my work in London, as well as in local galleries and competitions, and I have won several prizes.  These have included The Derwent Prize at the SAA Annual Exhibition in London, The Armed Forces Art Society Prize at its Annual Exhibition and, in 2012, the Great Art Prize at The Armed Forces Art Society Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.  In 1992, while living in Berlin, I also worked for Oscar-winning Production Designer, Luciana Arrighi, on a set design for the John Schlesinger film of Ian McEwan’s novel, ‘The Innocent’.

I am a member of the Armed Forces Art Society (AFAS), for whom I currently hold the post of Exhibition Manager, a Professional Member of the SAA) and a member of Colchester Art Society.