I taught myself to draw as a child by copying comics, Christmas cards, even my best friend’s Mum’s china plates – anything at all really. I ‘did’ Art at college but I can’t say I got the best out of it. I was there because I didn’t pass Computer Science, which was what I really wanted to do, and most of the time I felt a bit of a fraud. I found it really hard to be arty!
I scraped through my degree and had a brief attempt to run my own screen printing business, then I slipped into a Cinema Manager’s position which I loved. I forgot how to hold a pencil, in fact it even became a bit of a phobia… I never completely lost the urge though, there are sketchbooks on the go through all the years – a new one for every holiday!
A few years ago I started drawing again and began to play with watercolour, inspired by Jean Haines. I learned Chinese painting to improve technique and brush control and found a fabulous life drawing group with live music and wine!
I hope you enjoy looking around my website… please send me any feedback you have, or just email to say ‘hi’. I also sell my work and paint to commission, so please contact me if you’re looking for something special.