I am an Artist, based in the beautiful New Forest, nestled in the South of England,
I live very close to the coast, but also a stone's throw away from the forest where ponies roam free.
I started painting at a very young age, but soon enjoyed taking commissions for Pet Portraits, then Wild Animals, and eventually branched out into the world of Fantasy.
My latest Mystical, more esoteric artworks are a reflection of a Spiritual Awakening I had whilst on my journey through Cancer in 2009. My eyes were opened to the sacred meaning of art and how it has been used since time immemorial to illustrate this phenomenon.
I realised art awakens the soul and illuminates the spiritual path of each person by providing access to the highest mystic truths. It provides a bridge between the material, creativity and spirituality.
Art helps us recognize and integrate ALL wisdom paths that expand consciousness and provide personal contact with the Divine.
When I paint my Visionary artwork I often find I have channelled the images from somewhere else! The Spiritual journey isn't 'owned' by any one religious faction or cult...it is an Al-chemical process experienced by the Soul of every individual.
Carl Gustav Jung said:
"There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious."
Alchemy of the Soul can only be learned through experience, and self examination so 'Go within; and discover who you are, why your feel the way you do, and what actions you intend to take to alter your life's path. Your EMOTIONS ARE the key to enlightenment.
-In the 90's I was asked to create 3 CD covers for the hard rock/blues guitarist, Bernie Marsden & his band The Snakes. Bernie was one of the original core members in the band Whitesnake where he wrote the hit song "Here I Go Again" and co-wrote "Fool For Your Loving" along with many others.
-Hampshire Brewery commissioned me to design beer bottle labels, winning them the Camra Award.
In 2002, I won the overall first prize for 'Paint a Wildlife Subject' at the Business Design Centre, London.
-I then joined Marwell International Wildlife Art Society in Hampshire and the Society for the Art of Imagination, UK, in 2007, and these wonderful societies gave me the opportunity to exhibit at a number of prestigious galleries around the world, including: the Mall Gallery in London, H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyere, Switzerland, Renaze in France and recently in October 2015, the Ecomusée du Fier Monde in Montreal, Canada with pieces by H.R Giger, Alex Gray, Brigid Marlin, Jerome Bertrande, Jean Pronovost and Otto Rapp.
I am so grateful for the opportunities Art has given me, it is my passion.