Following three years of study at The Birmingham College of Art, I illustrated educational units for The Open University.
Eventually I founded my own successful business and after 15 years I sold it 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 of drawing and painting
My background in illustration has grealy influenced the amount of detail that I include in my artwork.
However, I go beyond a mere photographic likeness and strive 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