I paint portraits of ‘overlooked’ objects: humble, everyday things that have a past unknown to me, as they’ve all been collected from flea markets and car boot sales.

Lighting is of central importance in my compositions and I use it to elevate the objects with their secret histories, transforming bric-a-brac into precious artefacts, and celebrating the generations of unseen hands through which they have passed.

My influences include the Dutch still life painters of the seventeenth century, as well as Chardin, Cotán, Morandi, Zurbarán, and many contemporary painters whose work is also concerned with ‘the overlooked’.

My work is in private collections throughout the UK, Europe, the US, Canada and South Africa.