I have been a birder for as long as I can remember, with my first birding journal dating back to when I was seven. I have kept up the journal habit ever since then, though my sketchbooks and diaries now also feature all manner of wildlife as well as people and places. My paintings are rooted in field observation; where possible I like to complete as much of a painting as I can while the subject is still in view, usually starting with a pencil sketch directly onto canvas board and then working rapidly with acrylics. Often the work will be finished off with oils on the same day at home. Although I mainly paint birds, I am increasing drawn to large mammals seen on foreign trips, and butterflies and dragonflies encountered on my local patch. As well as being a signatory member of AFC I am a friend of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) and have exhibited with them at the Mall Galleries in London. I am represented by the BIRDscapes Gallery near Holt in Norfolk.