I use only the highest quality materials to create my original artworks, thus ensuring their longevity and lightfastness which will last for generations if treated sensibly.
Like any artist, my style and interests have evolved and changed over the years so that you will now find a wide variety of subjects and media within my current portfolio. However I think my favourite subject will always remain the wildlife of this world, with figures and portraiture a close second.
I work predominantly from reference photographs, either taken myself or with the kind permission of the many first class photographers I have become acquainted with over time. However I like to think that I produce something more than just a replica of a photograph. I try to introduce life and vitality into my subjects, perhaps the hint of a story which my viewers can relate to. Extreme photorealism is not a priority, rather a tool to produce a more complete and interesting piece of art.
I mount and frame my own work in my workshop as soon as complete to protect it and allow for display at exhibitions, therefore using a limited selection of mouldings. I don't add very much to my selling price for the framing and so if you request a piece to be sold unframed, the reduction in price will be minimal. I strongly recommend that you accept the work in the frame supplied and if desired, have it re-framed professionally in your local framer's shop.
Please note. Due to it's delicate nature and to minimise the risk of damage by smudging, original work created with pastels will ONLY be dispatched framed and protected by glass. Other framed work such as pencil and coloured pencil can be sent unframed by arrangement but entirely at the purchasers risk.
Clicking on the menu for Giclee Prints will take you to a dedicated website called Mighty Fine Art Prints which I have created to display my prints exclusively.
Giclee prints are professionally produced onto acid free papers using archival inks which will last for generations if treated sensibly. I usually have a small quantity immediately available and more can be reproduced on demand by the print companies.
Please Note: I no longer take commissions due to work load and time constraints unless of particular interest to me.
Below is an interview recorded by Roy Simmons at my exhibition at Snape Maltings November 2012