I discovered urban landscapes in my teens while growing up in Yorkshire. After moving to Bristol in the mid eighties, I explored some of the city’s less cherished locations, using the photos I took for my first acrylic paintings in 1994. Still using photos as a guide, I aim for something freer than photorealism while retaining the mood of the place photographed. My most recent paintings are mainly from Exeter and Poole. I am self taught.