Lovely Oast`s at Cherry Tree farm. Me and a dear Artist friend of mine found this lovely scene on one of our many sketching trips a few years ago. Bill was a lovely man and a brilliant Artist. At the time he worked for the ford motor company. I believe he drew and designed the cars for them. It was always a good feeling when I went with him sketching. He was such a brilliant landscape Artist, and I learnt a lot from him. It was so sad when he died. I went to visit him in Hospital at one time, and I asked the nurse where to find him and she told me, but I had a search for him but I had`to go back to the nurse to ask again. I had already spotted him but he looked so bad that i didn`t recognise him. I will never forget that particular time.
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.