| I am an experienced painter and animator, living and working in Cumbria. After beginning to paint (and take on commissions) in my teens, I attended art school and completed a Foundation course, specialising in Ceramics and Fine Art. I then trained as an architect, before spending most of my career in Computer Graphics and Animation, as head of an animation department. I have returned to painting full-time in the last few years, recapturing the pleasure and excitement I feel in the use of paint on canvas. Although the majority of my paintings in recent times have been private commissions, I have exhibited locally, and also been successful in open competitions. I am interested in exploring colour and form in my work, creating powerful, striking images primarily from studies of flowers (often in extreme close-up), emphasising the sculptural and sensuous qualities of the subjects. I am particularly interested in conveying their complex, tactile qualities. I do, however, also produce works of a more abstract nature, mood pieces inspired by the sensuality of colour. I work primarily in either acrylics or oils on canvas, and my works range in size from the small and bijou to the large and powerful! I have exhibited locally, and I'm available for commissions.