From a young age I was always interested in sketching and painting, particularly in watercolour and preferably outdoors when the weather permits! My sketches are often developed into the final piece in my home studio. On a regular basis I travel around the British Isles to find inspiration and of course paint on location.
From time to time I do escape to places such as France, Italy, Spain and India to appreciate the contrasting colours and architectural details.
The subjects I paint are varied and these include landscapes, rustic building, rolling skies, waterways, street scenes, boats and harbours and recently my interests have extended to flowers and animals.
Painting and drawing are part of being human for me. The great living artist Ken Howard, whom I admire very much, once said ‘painting is about revelation, communication and celebration. It is also about interaction between artist and audience.’
I regularly exhibit my paintings in various galleries in the U.K and have won a number of awards over the years. I sometimes do painting demonstrations and hope to do more of these in the years to come.
I support a number of charities which include Feet First, Northwest Ambulance and Sick Children Great Ormond Street.