I have played music professionally in the U.K. and abroad since leaving Leeds College of Music in 1979, hence the musical theme which runs through all my artwork.
I have always been involved in both music and art, especially portraiture and have combined these two interests by painting of some of my favourite musicians.
Working in oils on canvas with palette knife or brush, I try to capture the style of the music in my use of paint and colour.
I initially used painting as a therapy and I try to get behind the complex personalities of the subjects I paint. I play their music as I paint, in a style which perhaps reflects their own personalities. My aim is to capture this on canvas.