I am a local artist and trained at Amersham College of Art in Buckinghamshire, where I was able to focus on my love of painting and drawing. I try, whenever possible, to work from real life landscapes, gaining as much reference as I can from my immediate surroundings. In my work, my aim is to evoke the energy, atmosphere, colour and feeling inspired by the countryside and places I have visited in my travels both in the UK and abroad. I use a variety of media and, as well as landscape, I paint still life, buildings and flowers. I have also always enjoyed figure drawing and believe it is very important to continue with this discipline.