I was sitting on a deckchair sketching people on the beach one day when I decided this was the life for me. I grew up in Devon and so when I moved to Brighton over three years ago I was very glad to be near the sea again. At first I was obsessed by the sunsets and the infinite challenge of capturing the sea in paint but the great thing about a beach is that people stay still long enough for you to draw them!
It was the feedback and positive response to my work when I was a finalist in the Seeking Picasso Competition that inspired me to take my work more seriously and commercially. It was a good introduction to some of Brighton’s art world.