I love to doodle, sketch and paint. It started from an early age with my only formal "training" at school art lessons before I had to give that up ( as well as woodwork) to focus on those subjects that would provide me with a "real" career. I did like Maths and Science so I was destined for the more practical career of Engineering. I have continued to draw and paint but only recently spent more time developing my skills and stretching my self in realistic expression. I have stubbornly stuck to pencil, pen and watercolour since these are much more spontaneous and simple media. Watercolour is a challenge because you cannot keep tinkering with it but can capture marvelous spontaneity as well as frequent disastrous messes.
A real inspiration is a good friend of ours called Noël Barker. Noël is a well known Naïve artist who produces the most wonderfully vivid and facinating paintings in oil and acrylic. Please take a look at Noël's Gallery to see the variety of her work and the sense of fun that can be applied with colour and skill.
I joined a local art group called Whitchurch Arts and they have pioneered a very novel approach in helping local artists get their work publically displayed by encouraging Whitchurch businesses to show and even sell their artwork. This "Off the Walls" programme provides a local virtual art gallery with works on display in multiple locations throughout the town.
I have provided selected images of my own work in a series of galleries on links below:-