After I retired and moved to Spain I started to take an interest in art . My wife treated me to a surprise two day watercolour class and I was hooked. I learnt most of my techniques from books and trial and error, and there were lots of errors!. Most of my paintings were landscape and the excellent books by David Bellamy were a large part of my inspiration. However about 18 months ago I joined an on-line school teaching Botanical art ,and after a while I decided flowers and birds were my preferred subjects. I particularly like painting birds as I enjoy watching them come alive as you paint them. I hope you enjoy looking at my gallery as I strive to improve my skills.