Welcome

Hello and welcome to my website. I am a self-taught amateur artist based in Manchester. I began painting after I returned from a holiday to Italy which included a trip to Venice; my earliest paintings were inspired by that holiday.

However, I soon began to look at the landscape or cityscape of my home town and the surrounding area including Stockport and Salford and I began drawing inspiration from further afield. In particular I like the contrast between the sleek, modern structures of steel, glass and ceramics in their blues, greys and metallic colours on one hand, and the quirky, brick and stone Victorian buldings in their rich russets and ochres on the other. I work mainly in acrylics on canvas and also use a lot of metallic paint to represent our famous rain!

I do not try to make a living from my art and I eventually intend to obtain good quality images so that I can offer prints for sale as well as the originals. I am more than happy to undertake commisssions and arrange your favourite local buildings to produce the view that you want.

I hope you enjoy looking at the paintings and would love to hear from you even if you are not buying them. Use the contact form to email me or call my mobile 07492789864.