I am a retired psychiatrist, based in Lancashire, UK. I paint mainly portraits in oil. Since starting painting in 2010 I have exhibited in London and elsewhere in 8 national art competitions.

People are hard-wired to recognise individual faces and read emotions. This sensitive ability is vital to social interaction and survival, and it is no surprise therefore that we are endlessly fascinated by portraits. My aim in painting a portrait is to capture something in the sitter's face that may be fleeting but revelatory, and perhaps hinting at something hidden.

Most of the paintings here are created with an accompanying time-lapse film that can be viewed on my You Tube channel

Or follow the links on the 'Videos' page

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