2013 Winner of The Changing Faces Prize, Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) 2011 Winner of the Artists Award, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 2008 Elected Vice President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) 2004 Winner of BBC’s Star Portraits with Rolf Harris. Selected by TV’s Antique Expert, David Dickinson in the National Portrait Gallery. 2002 Elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) 1998 Winner of the Carroll Foundation Award for the portrait Ivy Cole, Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) I have ten years experience as a tutor, working in London, Italy and South Africa. I paint primarily using brushes and knives to apply oil paint to canvas. The subjects I chose are often isolated objects: a tree, a cup, a face. This helps heightens the sense of our connection and isolation with the world around us. I continuously add and subtract paint until a satisfactory outcome is achieved. The conclusion is often only achieved after a period of time away from the work. I work from photographs, life and memory; All, in my opinion are equal, the work’s outcome being all that ultimately matters. Everything around us is relevant for study. Inspiration, beauty and truth reside in being able to see things anew.