I was born in Nottingham in 1961. My father was in the RAF so from the age of 4 we lived in Germany at RAF hospital Wegburg for 4 years. On our return we were stationed at Princess Alexanda RAF hospital Wroughton and have stayed here ever since.
After leaving secondary school I went to Swindon School of art where I studied Graphic design for 4 years. After leaving college my career started with Wilbart Brandon Audio Visual and continued via Hedges Wright Audio Visual, Alexander James and Dexter advertising and Emery Mclaven Orr advertising where I progressed to Senior Typographer working alongside our creative director and art directors. I also managed the finished art studio.
I came out of the advertising industry back in 1991.
So after all this what made me want to start to paint watercolours?
Well having not picked up a brush since art college I watched a Bob Ross programme on TV and it inspired me to have a go but I didn't get on with oils. However I then discovered Charles Evans and switched to water colours and the rest is history as they say.
I like to paint various subject matter in varying styles and get great satisfaction from learning new and different techniques which I can incorporate into my work.
I do hope that you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoy painting them