This is a scene close to Charing Cross Station London. It`s from a photograph that I took whilst visiting an exhibition of Impressionistic paintings at a London Gallery. I have been painting it for about three weeks now, but in between other paintings. I don`t like to be too long on any one painting, I get bored.
Fluffy is my sons Cat, and he is gorgeous. He has a problem with his hind leg, so he has a splint to support it. After paying out £400 to the Vet, they still don`t know what the problem is. The vet is happy anyway!
This is a portrait of our Dog Sandy. She died about 12yrs ago. She was a Rottweiler but didn`t live up`to her image that people seem to give Rottweilers. She was a brilliantly lovable Animal and she was our baby. I have painted and drew her several times and I think this is the best likeness of her that I have done.
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.