I live just outside Llanover, near Abergavenny, overlooking the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal in a house called Ty'r Eos y Coed (which means House of Nightingale Wood) with my wife, Nicola, and our daughter, Beth.
I have been painting for nearly 20 years, selling both through the Ardent Gallery in Brecon, where I had a sell-out solo exhibition in 2014, and through private commissions.
Having been part of the leadership team at a highly regarded art-focussed school in Bath for 13 years, I became a full-time professional artist in 2019, as well as undertaking an MA at the Cardiff School of Art and Design.
I developed my love of the wild and beautiful landscapes of Mid Wales, that are a constant source of inspiration, on my family's dairy farm at Cantref, near Brecon, where I was born and brought up and where I worked for a few years after graduating with a degree in Agriculture.
I am a self taught artist, and have been heavily influenced by many painters including several local artists such as Meg Stevens, who gave me much advice while she was painting on our farm, and also the late Reg Gammon who lived for many years at Capel y Ffin. I am also interested in the early twentieth century British impressionists such as Sir George Clausen, Harry Fidler and Henry Herbert La Thangue.
"I love it! Thank you once again. It has already been much admired." Ms. L. Allen, Chepstow
"We're so pleased with it. When we opened the package up, we both felt that it was even better than the photographs you sent. It'll be a much loved part of our collection." Lord Foster of Bath
"I am amazed that you painted it so quickly!!! It looks amazing." Ms. S. Drury, Brecon