This painting was done mainly from a painting that I did onsite at Aylesford Kent. I managed to spend about an hour and half on the painting before the heavens opened up. There were five of us at this spot and we managed to get shelter under a tree. Although it was a terrible day weather wise, we all had a great 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.