Leeds born and bred, Carl started painting at the age of four and is totally self taught. He first made a living from air brush art on motorcycles and cars, winning several awards, but his real passion was nature. Two of his favourite artists are Leeds artist Atkinson Grimshaw and the Midlands artist Edgar Hunt because they painted with such great detail and realism. Over the years, Carl has painted all manner of British Wildlife including farmyard scenes inspired by Edgar Hunt.
He enjoys the challenge of photo quality detail in his still life work, the more intricate the subject the better.
He is married with two children and lives in a quiet village on the outskirts of Leeds amidst the farms and fields, woods and wildlife that were such a huge part of his childhood.
All of his work is painted in oils and he is considered a leading artist in the subject of British Wildlife which is eagerly collected throughout the world.