The Land of the Oak
Woodland Edge
Woodland landscape painting, decorative art, oil paining, North Yorkshre, warm colours, design, home, interior styling

I am primarily a landscape oil painter based in Whitby, North Yorkshire, although I also produce drawings in metalpoint, charcoal and pen and ink. My paintings are usually intricate or decorative, are sensitive to mood and light, reflecting my feelings towards what I am painting.

I love nature and ecology and have a keen interest in preserving species and environment, this interest leads me to other areas; the science of the natural world, folklore, poetry and literature. I like the human element in these interests, the stories and knowledge that people share. I do not profess to be any kind of expert in these fields, more that they spark my interest and allow me to imagine stories and feelings surrounding the subject. I like my imagination to go off on its own, without worrying too much about specific details, I want my paintings to go on and tell their own story.

Born in Sheffield in 1971, I grew up in a coal mining village in Doncaster, at primary school I began painting the trees at the edge of Shaw Wood, which I could see from my classroom window, and this is a love that has always stayed with me.


I studied graphics and illustration at Lincoln College of Art, graduating in 1992 and worked in the art department of Sheffield Newspapers until I started a family, which was when my career in painting first began. I moved to Whitby in 2007 and have enjoyed exploring the North Yorkshire coast through my work ever since.

I am available for commissions for the home, corporate design for print and wall murals, which you can read more about here.


Please use my contact page for any further information, and the quick links to my shopblog and social media sites.


Thank you.