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 have recently put my teaching career on hold to undertake an MA 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.

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