Born and raised in Birmingham, still living in the Midlands, My interests are travel, reading, walking, cycling with my wife and going to the gym and art. I did lots of drawing in my teens, but life took over and I did little ,if any, drawing after my early 20's. I am now purely a very amateur hobby painter,I began watercolour painting in 2011, aged 50, inspired by Charles Evans' TV series, but inexplicably lost my enthusiasm for painting about 2 years ago. I began painting again in May 2016, inspired by LP magazine and I am really enjoying painting and drawing again. I seem to have gravitated towards pen and wash, but I do try my hand at all styles and media. I'm constantly amazed at the skill and expertise demonstrated by many of the contributors to this site!