I am an artist and 2nd year undergraduate studying for my BA (Hons) Painting with the Open College of the Arts, part of the University for the Creative Arts.

Artist Statement

I create imagined landscapes from plein air sketches using oil paint for its vibrant colours and sensuous texture.

I spent many years in Yorkshire living by the river Wharfe and hiking in the local mountains. The river was full of movement and colour: a kingfisher lands on a nearby twig, mayflies swarm and a dappled trout ripples the water. But as I grow older I spend much more time looking at mountains than climbing up them and my paintings reflect that new meditative stillness.

​My paintings are a contemplation of nature and a plea to protect it so that our children, and their children's children can live in a world that's teeming with life and full of beauty.

Stubble and a Tree, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 x 2 cm, 2020

I am also a successful film and TV actor having trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in the 70's and worked on numerous films and TV series.

 

I played Barry in the original The Full Monty feature film and am Michael Ellacott in the ongoing TV series Strike, starring Holliday Grainger and Tom Burke, written by  J.K.Rowling. Michael is Holliday Grainger's father.

 

There are more details over on my IMDB page , showreel, and acting website.

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