The inspiration for my paintings is drawn from my love of gardening. Like many others before me, I have found a sense of fulfilment and of 'place' working with plants in closer connection with the natural world.

After initially training and working as a solicitor in the City of London, I took up gardening while studying art. My passion for flowers soon translated itself into my paintings and the image of a rose was the theme of my MA Exhibition at the University of Westminster, from which I graduated with a Distinction in Design and Media Arts.

My paintings aim to capture the mysterious beauty of garden flowers and their harmonious geometry. By setting an individual flower against my trademark patterned backgrounds, I aim to explore contrasts between the work of nature, the manmade and the artifice of these often, hybrid blooms.

Ultimately, my paintings celebrate the infinite variation of form, colour and texture found in flowers, from the delicate, soft shades of a charming old rose to the vibrant colours of a dahlia and provide me with an unlimited source of inspiration and fulfilment.

Oxford University - BA Law
Cordwainers' College - Foundation Course in Art & Design
Central School of Speech & Drama - Postgraduate Diploma in Painting
University of Westminster - MA Design & Media Arts with Distinction

1996 - The Gallery, 1-5 St Pancras Way, Camden N1.
1997 - The Highgate Gallery, London, N6. Two person show 'encounters'.
1997 - The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.
1999 - Haringey Open Exhibition. Annual exhibition of selected works.
1999 - Images of a Rose, Lauderdale House, Highgate London N6.
2000 - Anne’s The Florist, Swanage, Dorset.
2003 - Art@slepe and Rollington Barn, part of Poole & Purbeck Art Weeks.
2003 to present - Quantum Contemporary Art, London SW11. Including representation at The Affordable Art Fair in London and various other art fairs including Bristol, Glasgow, Newcastle and Gateshead.
2006 - Rollington Barn, Dorset Art Weeks.
2006 to present - The Mulberry Tree Gallery, Swanage.
2007 - Rollington Barn, Purbeck Art Week; Art in the Garden, Poole.
2008 - Highcliffe Castle; Rollington Barn, Dorset Art Weeks and The Mulberry Tree Gallery summer exhibition.