I drew and painted anything and everything from an early age. Following three years of study at The Birmingham College of Art, I illustrated for The Open University. However producing artwork every day for a living where time was an important factor soon made me lose inspiration to draw and paint for myself. Some years later I studied for a Bachelor of Education Degree and took up teaching technology for the next 22 years. Now retired, I am finally able to submerge myself back into my passion for drawing and painting. Please visit my website: www.realistportraits.com to see more of my artwork and to find out how to commission your own personal portrait.