I am a self-taught artist living and working in Bolton, Lancashire.
Although I have only been painting since 2002, art has featured in my life for as far back as I can remember. Since then, I have been exploring painting, its effects and capabilities, and developing my technical ability. I enjoy working in oils with subjects ranging from landscape to more abstract work. Depending on the subject matter, I emphasise colour and form to create feeling in my painting.
In the short time that I have been painting, I have been very encouraged by the reception my work has received. I am currently exhibiting in the UK and my work is held in numerous private collections across Europe and the U.S.A.
June/July 2006 - 'Dual Aspects' presenting different interpretations of Italian architecture and cityscapes by James Hands and Estelle Sherman, Blythe Art Gallery, Manchester.
Sept 2004 - Open Art Exhibition (Art in the Gardens, Sheffield Botanical Gardens)
Sept - Nov 2005 - Bolton Open Art Exhibition (Bolton Museum and Art Gallery)
19-21 May 2006 - Art of England (Trentham Gardens, Trentham, Staffordshire)
2006/7 - The Burrows Gallery (Birmingham)
March 15 - 19 2007: Affordable Art Fair, The Burrows Gallery (Battersea Park, London)
2007 - Arkhangel Gallery (Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland)