Portraits, figures and still lives featuring fabrics from the past; that is what can be found in my studio. My work celebrates the beauty, wonder and humanity of our culture and of ourselves. My works are realistic and atmospheric pieces, created in oils or pastel. Paintings are inspired by art history and sometimes by more elusive things such a certain piece of fabric, films, books, paintings, fashion, photography or the theatre. I often use historic textiles or motifs in my work, thereby creating interesting dynamics between the contemporary and the past.
I take on private commissions and have exhibited my work at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Manchester Art Gallery as well as many other places.