I have painted on and off as a hobby for many years. Painting images that inspire and grab the attention is now a happy obsession that has seeped into and colours most aspects of my life. I am self taught and I work fulltime for the National Health Service in the UK squeezing art into my evenings and weekends My Inspiration and ideas are drawn from many sources, but my biggest source of inspiration comes from my home. London and Surrey is a rich source of memorable and beautiful scenes. I carry a camera with me always as I never know when I might find inspiration. I am influenced by the realism genre, revelling in detail, depth and perspective. My aim is for the viewer to feel as if they could step into the scene and see it as I did.