I was Born in Trawsfynydd North Wales in 1941. When my father came out of the army my parents and I moved to Greenwich in London, I was four years old at that time. I joined various organisations such as the Cubs, Sea Scouts and Sea Cadets, after various jobs I joined the Royal Navy at the age of twenty where I served for 9 years, after which I started working in the Shipping industry where I worked until I retired a few years ago. After purchasing various magazines I decided to take up painting again after many years. I joined this website after seeing all the lovely paintings by obviously very skilled people and the kind advice and comments that are posted, which I hope to gain knowledge from.