From 1996 - 99 I followed the 3 year course at the Florence Academy of Art which leads students through Drawing from the Cast, Drawing from the figure before graduating to painting from the figure, completing Still Lives and reaching the final goal which is Portraiture. All work was done from life without the use of photographs. These are a selection of the drawings and paintings I completed during the course.

BP Portrait Award
In 2000 my painting "Mr and Mrs Bray" was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London as a Finalist for the BP Portrait Award.

Carrol Foundation Award RSPP

In 2002 I was introduced to Sir Wilfred Thesiger and was given the great honour of painting his portrait. It was exhibited in 2003 at The Mall Galleries as part of the Royal Society of Portraits Painters show and Won The Carroll foundation Award.