This was painted from a photograph that an American friend sent me. I didn`t want to copy the photo too much so I made it my own interptetation of the subject. Anybody that knows this bridge will know the history of it and will know why it has got this name. No, I`m not going to explain the history because there isn`t enough room here, and I don`t know it`s full history. But...
...if you want to find out the story behind Bull Run Bridge you can Click here (opens in a new window)
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.