I am an artist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. My aim is to share my art and my passion with others. I strive to stretch the boundaries of my skills and knowledge by doing courses, devouring literature and programmes on art, researching artists, visiting galleries and participating in art events. I apply my skills and learning by working on self-initiated projects, doing commissions, demonstrations and workshops and by regularly entering exhibitions and competitions. I do most of my work in my home studio, painting from photos or composing a still-life, developing and interpreting the original picture, giving my own interpretation of the subject. Armed with a sketchbook and drawing or painting materials, I explore the outside world and my experiences through sketches and simple studies. I often have more than one artwork on the go as I am always brimming over with ideas. My art portfolio covers an eclectic range of subjects, styles and techniques and, with practice and experimentation, these have developed and matured over the years. Currently, I am consolidating my style and subject choices to develop a cohesive and comprehensive body of work.