‘A Brush with the Law’
Thank you for visiting my website. I feel very privileged to be able to work full time as a police officer and also as a professional artist.
I have served as a police officer in the UK and South Australia and in the Cayman Islands.
I am a self-taught artist and I prefer to use acrylic on Masonite as my preferred medium.
My art career started about twenty years ago alongside my policing career, when I was approached by Daler Rowney, one of the world’s largest art material suppliers, who wanted to use one of my paintings called ’Always Alert’ (Eurasian Eagle Owl eyes) as the image for their header board advertising their designer gouache paint range. I was selected as their ‘featured artist’ and my work started to increase in popularity, resulting in commissions for paintings by clients across the world. .
As my paintings became more popular, I was able donate my work to raise much needed funds for a number of charities, These have included a number of wildlife as well as charities relating to preventing human trafficking and domestic violence.
As a keen photographer and conservationist, I have travelled extensively to obtain my own reference photographs.
My art career has grown quite significantly alongside my police career and my work can now be seen in books, magazines and art collections worldwide. I was selected as one of only five hundred worldwide artists from twenty seven countries to become a member of Artists for Conservation based in Vancouver Canada.
I have been a finalist in The National Exhibition Wildlife Art 2015. 'Best British Wildlife', where my painting, 'Two for Joy' (Magpies)was also chosen as the poster image used formarketing the 2016 National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.
I was also a finalist in the 2016 David Shepherd ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ were my work was displayed in the Mall Galleries London.