My first job after leaving school was in a commercial art studio, although I left after six months to take a job with more pay!
After a career of serial entrepreneurship, which involved designing my own publicity materials, I became interested in watercolours, and for the last twenty years have painted exclusively in this medium.
A great admirer of the art of Edward Seago, Edward Wesson and John Yardley, I paint in a loose style. Townscapes and marine subjects are my favourites, but I have been known to paint the occasional landscape.
For the technically minded, I paint mostly in 16" x 12" format on Bockingford 200lb NOT watercolour paper, using Winsor and Newton Artists watercolour paints, with a limited palette comprising chiefly cobalt blue, French ultramarine, raw umber, light red, cadmium red, transparent yellow and burnt umber. I use sable brushes, mostly numbers 10 and 16, with a number 3 rigger.
When possible, I paint outdoors, maintaining that I produce better finished paintings this way, rather than working from sketches.
For four years I contributed a regular feature of four paintings a month in The Journal, which is published in East Yorkshire, and another series in the Journal's sister publication circulating in Lincolnshire.
I also contribute articles in Leisure Painter, and regularly undertakes demos for Art Groups.
Each one is available as a limited edition print, image size 16" x 12", ivory mount, and three choices of frame.
Let me paint a picture of your house, your boat, or your business! Or even your favourite scene.
I hold Art Club demonstrations & Workshops within a 50 mile radius of Beverley.
View more paintings on display at Myton Gallery or visit the website.
For many years my paintings featured in Lincolnshire Life magazine, along with a voucher to get money off featured paintings.
Beverley street elevation prints are displayed here. Peruse them while you have a coffee!