The content of my work has been described as capturing a natural ambiguity, but that ambiguity should not be construed as being manufactured in any way. Within each image an open invitation is challengingly presented to the percipient.
"Realism is far more abstract than abstract painting itself. Every brush stroke in an abstract painting is what it is, in a realist piece each brush stroke and mark is trying to be something that it isn't"
'Living and painting in the beautiful Pacific Northwest USA, I have come to realise that I love and am inspired to paint the same things as I did in the UK - I always come back to boats and water!'
"My love of old cars & buses, terraced houses, smokey chimney tops and the hard-working people who make up the character-rich streets of Britain are my inspiration. As a boy I remember thinking, as I watched my dad drawing pictures for me, how good it would be to see something I liked and to be able to draw it so that in the future I could remember what it looked like"
My work has always been inspired by live events and the world around me and I make ink sketches that become oil on canvas works celebrating the magnetism of light and colour.