I paint in a style I call `magical realism`.
My paintings have the semblance of photographs and yet they are not. The colours are just that little bit too vibrant, the composition dreamlike in intensity. The magic comes from the interface between painting and viewer. I`m looking for you to suspend your disbelief - and become absorbed by the alternative reality on the canvas.
I have lived in Tokyo, Japan for over 20 years and much of my inspiration comes from the sights, colours and culture of this magical country.
Among the artists I admire: Sargent, Velasquez, Hiroshige, Richard Estes, Sorolla, Caillebotte, Chuck Close, Caravaggio, Manet, Holbein. All figurative painters and big influencers on my own style.
I have exhibited at London`s prestigious Royal Academy (2012 Summer Exhibition) and in solo exhibitions in Japan (Tokyo American Club`s Frederick Harris Gallery).
I paint by commission for clients all over the world.
By clicking on the subheads to the `portraits` and `golf` pages you can get an idea of the process and of my pricing.
If you are interested in a commission, please use the feedback form and I will get back to you promptly.