The Full Story
Born in Epsom in 1956 and brought up in the North I now live in Cambridge. I'm an actor by profession and final year BA (Hons) Painting student at the University for the Creative Arts - Open College of the Arts graduating in 2023/24. I have converted my garage into a studio and will run my painting practice alongside my acting career. I played Barry in the Full Monty and feature as Richard in Allelujah starring Judi Dench to be released in 2023.
My paintings make people smile. I work spontaneously in the moment laying down successive layers of brightly coloured oil paint. I act with colour but most of my time is spent looking not painting, living with my canvas until the colours pop into my head. I'm the lead actor, director, producer and writer so it's my show. I paint because I love connecting with people. The canvas is my film, and my films are joyous.
My most recent painting
No. 23, 2022, oil on canvas, 76 x 61 cm - completed 9th Aug 2022 - hanging in my Painting 3.2 gallery.