A Life in Art

Trained in Fine Art at Liverpool College of Art (alongside John Lennon and his future wife Cynthia) and, later, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, I originally enjoyed an exciting career as a portrait painter in Italy and the UK: I've painted a great number of celebrities, aristocrats and dignitaries.

I have always specialised in oil paintings: portraits in particular but also places of beauty including my beloved south of France. I love classical, technical line drawing and also work in other media, depending on the project, including fabric paints and acrylics.

Every artist has their favourite medium: for me it’s always been oils. I sometimes wish it weren’t because oil paintings are so very time-consuming… but the end result of all those layers is just so rewarding, with great richness and depth.

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