Perhaps because I was very aware of myself as a child, the theme of childhood - as a way of thinking about the world -  became interesting to me as an artist.

Writer M. R. Higonnet describes childhood as an "edenic state from which adults fall, never to return." The image of a child often represents what we have lost, or perhaps what we fear losing. Inevitably, every picture of innocence hides away a dark side, a threat of change and loss.

It is not merely the innocence of childhood that appeals to me, but also the significance of this condition to our adult lives.


Oil on canvas

70 x 90cm


Selected Artwork


Commissioned Portraits