I was born in 1956. Raised in Cheshire. I now live with my wife & children in Mid Wales.
I have always drawn & painted. I have no formal art education: what I know, I know through working & studying the work of others.
METHOD OF WORKING
Time with the sitter is invaluable and is reflected in the quality of the finished work, but I can work from photographs alone if sittings are impossible or impractical.
Sittings can be in my studio in Montgomeryshire, or I can travel.
Quantity of sittings varies according to individual circumstances (how easily a likeness comes; complexity of composition; vagaries of light and location) and availability of the sitter.
I usually ask for a minimum of 5 sittings for a head and 12-16 sittings for a half/three-quarter length portrait.
Every person I work with is of note to me: It is important to me that I work with the same care and effort regardless of the “notability” of the sitter to others.