I was born in Middlesbrough in the North East of England and now live on the edge of the New Forest, Hampshire. Memories of the North East have inspired a number of my paintings, especially the industrial towns. Most of my work is from imagination or memory, as I love to create, not duplicate an image. My process is to paint without preconceived thought, working quickly without concern with fine detailing to capture colour, light and atmosphere. I work mainly in oil on canvas using a palette knife.