I studied theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art and then Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, and then completed a degree in History of Art at University College, London, where I specialised in 19th century French painting and first became interested in portraiture.
I’m still very inspired by historical portraits and my favourite artists, of whom there are too many to mention! I have been particularly influenced by historical styles of drawing portraits. I’ve been drawing and painting portraits commercially since 2008, but every face is unique and I feel that I still learn something with each commission that I undertake.
Based in London, I also work part time as an art director in set design for the film industry where my recent CV includes films such as Star Wars: Rogue One, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the new James Bond film (set decorators please click here for some film portrait samples). I have also adapted film sets for The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando, Florida.
Above all though, I am fascinated by faces and love painting and drawing them. Children’s portraits are a particular favourite because because capturing something about the particular stage of childhood that the subject has reached is always such an interesting challenge. My goal is always to produce portraits that express something essential about my subjects’ characters, and I’m so pleased when customers tell me that I’ve achieved this.