When I left school many years ago I left behind my love of drawing and painting. I remember winning competitions at school and clubs, running home proud of my creations and the prize that I had won. As a child I loved comic books, superman, batman, etc. But, the creativity remained locked within me for many years.

I needed to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and my career. I became a chef, I got married and have three beautiful children. With the courage and advice of my wife, I began to reintroduce myself to my first love - the paintbrush. After finding the time and passion to fulfill my dream I really started to change the way I thought about art and I found a style that seemed to 'fit' me. So... I began to paint.

Along my journey a childhood memory flashed before me and what became clear was my love for comic book and celebrity pop-art, and so with passion and enthusiasm I began the challenge of displaying emotion on canvas - it only took me 33 years. I hope that my colourful, bold, somewhat graphic approach to today's style, that has been popular amongst friends and private collectors, triggers a childhood memory or fantasy and captures your imagination. Taking this step into the art world for me has been enlightening, it has been an emotional discovery and with my wife's annoying eye for detail and my eldest son slowly following in my footsteps, as my father followed his father, I can only hope that you get as much enjoyment out of my work as I do.

Picasso once said: "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."