friends of ours go away to Lanzarote for Christmas each year. And this last Christmas they brought back a little Present for us. Salt and pepper pot. Rosemary put it on a little shelf in our Kitchen, and I couldn`t resist painting it. So I took it down to my studio, and here it is. It`s the colours that really atracted me.
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.