A friend and I went over to a place called Shoreham in Kent. I have been there several times, and it is where as a child from the age of 4yrs went to pick Hops. They were brilliant times. Now as I have said I go there to paint Plein Air, and it is a fantastic place to go not only to paint but for a lovely meal in the local pubs. Our favourite is the Crown public House. My Wife Rosemary and I went there when we were courting. We seemed to prefer Sausages and chips in a basket. We sat by a roaring fire in the Winter Months.
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.