I am a full time artist and a professional associate of the SAA ( www.saa.co.uk ), which is an organisation for all artists from beginners to professionals.
Since a child, I have loved art; I was encouraged to do pencil drawing and paint by my family, particularly my paternal grandfather, who taught me various drawing techniques.
Over the years I have attended various art courses and workshops to improve my painting. I took early retirement from the NHS during 2013 to pursue my art interests; I have steadily increased my teaching commitments and exhibition work. I run classes and workshops; also, demonstrations for art clubs.
I love to paint with watercolour; line and wash; pastel; acrylics and mixed media. Occasionally I paint with oils.
My interests vary; I particularly love to paint landscapes; townscapes and coastal scenes. I occasionally like to paint portraiture; people; domestic animals and wildlife.
Like other artists, I have sought to develop my own style having been a detailed painter, I have adopted a more loose approach to watercolour painting at times, which I find to be quite liberating; however, I still like to draw and paint with more detail as the fancy takes me.
I have and still take inspiration from many artists. I thank them all for their role in my development as an artist.
I should like to thank my dear wife Jane for her constant encouragement and support. As Jane often tells me, "Don't spend too much time thinking about it, get on with it."
I invite you to join me and share my art journey as I depict creation in all its variety and wonder.