Education:BA Hons degree in Fine Art, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne University, UK.Richard Ford Award, to make copies of Velasquez paintings in The Prado, Spain.The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award for figurative painters. Teaching Experience:Silvermine School of Art. Exhibitions:Past five year exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, UK (1994-2004)Past three years exhibited at The BP portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, UK (1995-1997)Specialized in portraits of comedians, exhibiting 12 paintings of famous sitters in 2004, Riverside Studios, London, UK.Work in collections in UK, USA, Spain, France and Abu Dhabi. Artist Statement:I see painting portraits as a bit like creating a short film on canvas. The painter is distilling expressions from the sitter over a space of time but these are contained in one still image. I think a portrait works best when you feel the sitter’s thoughts are unfolding in front of you, replaying moments of themselves in time.