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I studied at the Gemini School of Illustration - one of the premier illustration colleges in Europe. Post graduation and for the next 15 years I worked as a freelance Fine Art Illustrator being represented by the two foremost agencies in the UK.

I started my own Fine Art Company in 2000, representing other UK based artists but in 2009 decided to concentrate solely on my own projects.

I have been commissioned privately on a number of subjects, including portraits for private collections and have painted in New York, New England and Rome – these paintings formed my first Show held at Floren Fine Art in Dorset.

Since then I have been showing with Reuben Colley Fine Arts in Colmore Row, Birmingham. I was invited to help open the new Gallery by Reuben and have been part of mixed shows throughout 2010 culminating in February 2011 with my first solo show - this was very well received with over 75% of the paintings selling on the opening night . The rest of 2011 was spent building up to a show with Reuben which was held in The Vaults, A fantastic venue in Birmingham with a 2 night sponsored opening and over 90% of the paintings sold.

From then I have been represented by Reuben Colley Fine Art in the UK and all of my shows have been very successful with them, selling most pieces on the opening night and I am privileged to be having my major solo show there in November of 2016.

I have also been represented in the U.S. Since 2014 by Richard J Demato in Sag Harbour NY and am having my first joint show with them in the summer of 2015.


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