I studied Film & TV, Design & Animation at North East Wales Institute where I obtained a BA Hons Degree in 2003. I began traditional oil painting in 2010, using photographs as reference. My main subject matter are cats, although I won the BBC little painting challenge 2015 with a portrait of my son “Nathaniel”, I do enjoy figurative work too.
I enjoy painting cats and their innocent curiosity, playfulness and their humour. I create small vignettes for the cats, incorporating my love of interiors, colour & composition. I draw as accurately as I can, I paint slowly and I try to work loosely. In the finished painting, the focal points, usually the cats or what they are looking at, have more detail. All my cat paintings are varied as I like to try new ideas, but often a series of paintings do have a running theme. I have a number of cat paintings licensed to Woodmansterne Publications & TOI Toy Co.