My focus on art began at the early age of 15 when I attended special classes for artistically talented pupils at Dudley School of Art. After leaving school I passed the entrance examination and enrolled on a course to study Fine Arts at Wolverhampton College of Art from 1958 to 1963. In 1961 I was named ‘Student of the Year’, and in 1962 was awarded a Traveling Scholarship. Following graduation I began a 30 year teaching career in secondary and further education.
In 2005 I retired to Brittany in France and was able to become a full time painter with my own atelier. During 14 years in France, I produced a rich variety of paintings inspired by the landscape and coast, my observation of the people and the environment, physical and cultural, in which I lived. I exhibited locally in one man shows and was associated with groups of artists exhibiting throughout France.
Having returned to England in 2019 I am now settled in Bewdley, Worcestershire and so my new works are influenced by the historic towns and inspiring landscapes of Worcestershire and Shropshire in particular. I also have a great interest in the Black Country area.
I continue to work mostly in oils and gouache, either on canvas or board; if you look in the ‘Original Artworks’ you will see works which are currently available and there are a selection of ‘Giclée fine art prints’ in stock taken from many of the works. In the archives, there are many examples of the different subjects that have inspired me over the last few years but are no longer available to buy.