This Lock keepers cottage is at flatford Mill. It was Originally Golding Gonstable`s
Mill, John Comstables Father. It was built long after Constable`s time. It`s a fantastic spot to paint. I have been there a few times When I lived in Colchester, and since then also. I use`to call there when I was a Mechanic on breakdowns. I loved this part of the Country, and still do.
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.