He had his first exhibition that year and soon after this he gave up painting to study Architecture in London but returned to pursue his career as a full time artist a few years later.
He continues to attract collectors who appreciate fine oil and watercolour paintings.
Inspired by the Newlyn School of Artists who worked in Cornwall in the last century his distinctive representational style captures texture, light and atmosphere in his landscapes and coastal scenes. He tries to evoke the same principles in his treatment of the interplay of light that those artists so successfully achieved in their paintings.
“I concentrate primarily on architectural landscape, seascape, harbour and beach scenes. I love to look at the work of other artists past and present. It fascinates me to see how they have portrayed a particular subject and very often one that I am trying to come to grips with myself.
I am really inspired by the Newlyn School of Artists who worked in Cornwall in the last century. When painting in my looser style I tend to look at the work of William Turner, Julius Olsen and Edward Seago. I try to capture light, texture and atmosphere in my landscapes and coastal scenes, but also concentrating on the small details, for example, giving the effect of damp seaweed on a harbour wall or reflections of clouds on wet sand.
Family holidays have provided more inspiration for my work, particularly in Devon and Cornwall. The beauty of the environment and the quality of light are an irresistible pull for me to return time and time again. This helps me to produce evocative paintings capturing the changing moods of different seasons and different times of the day and the movement of the sea in it’s diverse moods, rhythms and space.”