I have always enjoyed painting the natural world. I try my best to paint with passion and capture the little details that are often overlooked. One of the things that excites me the most is the unpredictability of the weather. I’ve lived by the sea and the mood is forever changing. My main motivation is seeing others react positively to my work. People have told me that my art has triggered an emotional response, often something that reminds them of their childhood.
I consider myself to be a creative painter specialising in Romanticism and Impressionism, and always wanted to follow in the footsteps of Turner, Edward Church and Constable. Fellow artists have given me the title ‘Turner of the 21st Century’. I call myself the ‘Painter of Light’.
‘Be an individual, listen to others and believe in yourself.’
Finally, what is the most rewarding part of being an artist?
I am autistic and severely dyslexic. Art is one of the ways in which I can communicate effectively with other people. I have been lucky enough to express myself creatively and share my talent with the rest of the world. I find making people happy, visiting galleries and meeting fellow artists to be very rewarding. Being a member of The VAA has given me a springboard to get more likeminded individuals interested in my art. In the long term, I hope not only to sell more work, but learn and grow.