I cannot remember a time when I wasn't drawing something or painting something else. I have always been inspired by creative art in all its forms and it speaks to me about our shared world. Originally from England I live and work in Virginia but in every place there is something of worth and beauty or inspiring and challenging. Mood and emotion feature strongly in all my work, for in this my voice and spirit speak together. Art is beauty, love, yearning, and hope, but it is also about the darker aspects of our shared human experience. In my work I endeavor to capture both the light and the dark, the rough and the smooth. For in life nothing is black or white, just shades of gray.