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Following three years of study at The Birmingham College of Art, I illustrated educational units for The Open University here in the UK.

 

Eventually I founded  my own business, however after 15 years I sold it on to enable me to study full time for a Bachelor of Education university degree.

Subsequently I devoted 23 years of my life to teaching.

Now retired I'm finally able to concentrate on my love for drawing and painting 

I admit that my background in technical illustration greatly influences the detail that I apply in my artwork.

However, I endevour to go beyond a mere photographic likeness by striving to inject real personality and soul into my work.

Whilst my passion leans towards portraiture, I also enjoy drawing or painting just about anything of interest.

 

My mediums of choice are pencil and of course oil paints for their vibrancy and depth of colour. 

* Best Painting: Staffordshire Moorlands Open 2016

* Best Painting: Three Counties 2020

* Second place: American Art Awards 2020

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