Cottages at Shoreham Bridge. 10x12, Oils on board.
Another Shoreham painting. It is certainly a lovely area for subjects. Some years ago I was sketching by this Bridge and a Priest came up to me and asked me if I was an Artist, of course I said yes. Whether he belived me or not I don`t know. But I was happy anyway.
I started painting around 1990 and loved it straight away.
I started with watercolour,and then after about 15 years I moved to Oils and acrylics. I still paint the odd watercolour to keep my hand in so to speak. I love impressionism. The only time I use detail is when I paint portraits. Otherwise it is my interpretation of the subject.
I am retired but still find it hard to find time to paint. I reckon I can manage to do a painting about three times a week.
Originally I was a Motor Mechanic. Then, for the eighteen years leading up to my retirement, I worked
for Barclays bank.