Outward bound 3 is an old painting that I did about six years ago. I have painted this subject several times. It is a thames Barge that plys it`s trade all along the Thames estuary, and far flung places. But no more i`m afraid,
Silver Birches at keston Lakes. It`s a lovely area to paint and to stroll around. In the warmer weather it gets packed with families and fishermen. But not too packed, you can paint without too much bother.
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.