Welcome to my site!

I am an artist working mostly on ink on paper, but other media as well, although I am avoiding the plastics. My studio is in the Eden Valley, Cumbria. I study in Britain these days but have travelled to study in Japan and China as well. This background and the difference in the ways of seeing the world, have resulted in a painterly aesthetic that reveals landscapes and the people and creatures that inhabit them, as both mass and energy, familiar and alien, contemporary and timeless. I value above all the immediacy of brush and ink on absorbent paper, as in Far Eastern ink painting whose methods, techniques and approach I have adopted.