After graduating with a degree in Agriculture, I returned to work at my family’s dairy farm near Brecon, Wales, where I was born and brought up.
It was here that I developed my love of the wild and beautiful landscapes of Mid Wales that are a constant source of inspiration. Unfortunately, due to the economic realities of a small family dairy farm, I was forced to leave to search for work.
I now live in Chepstow with my wife, Nicola and our daughter, Beth. I have recently put my teaching career on hold to undertake an MA in Illustration and Animation at the Cardiff School of Art & Design (Cardiff Metropolitan University).
I am a self taught artist, and have been heavily influenced by many painters including several local artists such as Meg Stevens, from whom I acquired much advice while she was painting on my farm, and the late Reg Gammon who lived for many years at Capel y Ffin. I am increasingly interested in the early twentieth century impressionists such as Sir George Clausen, Harry Fidler and Henry Herbert La Thangue.
I had my first solo exhibition in October 2014 at Ardent Gallery, Brecon.