Working from life is my preferred method of painting, as it allows for all the benefits of direct interaction with the sitter throughout the painting process, leading to a truly collaborative approach. I will also happily work from photos & drawings when multiple sittings can be impractical, or if the composition requires a different approach. I’m always happy to travel. Painting can take place at the sitters home, or at my studio in Cardiff.
3 to 5 sittings are what I usually require when working from life.
Born Wales 1976. I studied Art Foundation at Carmarthen, and later graduated with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Canterbury school of Art (KIAD) in 2000. After graduating I continued to develop my art practice with drawing from direct observation at its core. With a strong interest in the human form, portraiture became a natural subject. In 2007 I was awarded the first Bulldog Portrait bursary from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and have been painting portraits professionally since.
Recent Commissions have included the Past Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales Professor Marc Clement, and Past Chairman of the Bulldog Trust, Richard Hoare.
The Bulldog Portrait Bursary for Excellence 2007, awarded by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
The De Laszlo Foundation Scholarship for Portraiture 2007
The Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation Award 2007
2013 - Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
2012 – Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize, Oriel Ynys Mon
2012 – Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, Oriel Awst
2011 – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
2010 – Self portraits , The big draw. Chapel Row Art Gallery, Bath
2010 – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
2010 – Oriel Pen Y Fan
2009 – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
2008 – Albany Gallery Summer Exhibition
2008 – Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries
2007/2008 – Wales Portrait Award
2007 – Self Portrait: The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Bulldog Trust
2007 – Albany Gallery Christmas Show
2007 – Art In Health. Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth
2007 – Albany Gallery Exhibition
2006 – Albany Gallery Exhibition
2006 – Affordable Art Fair London
2006 – Pastel Society, Mall Galleries
2005 – Solo exhibition, Café Brava. Intimate Portraits
2003 – Royal Society Of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries