I live and work in South London. I started to make pictures in 2004; my first works were industrial land- and riverscapes, set around the South Bank area, which was undergoing development at the time. They were small pictures on paper, executed in pastel and oil pastel.

I began to experiment with abstract forms in acrylic on heavy watercolour paper in 2007. I exhibited in the RWS Open at the Bankside in 2008 (and 2009) and in the RBA Open the same year. In 2008, I became a member of the ArtDog Gallery, based in Forest Hill and Dulwich.

In May 2009, I made the move to canvas, still using acrylics and sometimes oil pastel and charcoal, and in August 2010, I began to paint with oils.

In July 2010, one of my paintings, New Rose, was used by Carcanet Press as the cover for a book of poetry by Gregory Woods, entitled “An Ordinary Dog”.

I continue to paint in oils on canvas, and since November 2009, have written a blog on painting under the name Blackpaint (