I was born in 1943 in Castle Donington, Leicestershire and soon after came home to South
London where I grew up. For several years I worked in the City and West End of London
and I have lived in Kent for many years.
Although I had always excelled at art subjects during my school years I did not pursue my art
interest in earnest until after taking early retirement when I have had more time for painting.
I like to experiment with subject matter but I am often drawn to paint scenes that are reminiscent
of my own travel & vacation experiences which hopefully invokes a welcome
nostalgia in others as it does in myself. I usually paint in oils which I have found more satisfying than watercolour so far.
I have not yet tried acrylics but I plan to do so as time permits.
I am self taught, was not lucky enough to attend art school in my youth but now enjoy taking inspiration and learning from the many tutorials available via books and television.
Hop Picking in Kent c1953:
Quiet Reflections, Venice, Italy:
Lets get some water!:
Lady with Guitar:
Donkey Work in Frigiliana, Spain: