Staffs, United Kingdom
I studied art at school and then went to Leek Art School, where I met some fabulous people who taught me a lot, and the staff were pretty good too. I then took a degree in art at Manchester until 1987. Then I stopped altogether and switched direction to music, and then teaching design, both of which I have done for the last 20 plus years. In 2004 I took life classes for a couple of terms, where I developed a taste for working rapidly, and enjoying making marks. Then another break until I started to draw again a couple of years ago on holidays aiming to fill a sketchbook each holiday. I have now completed over 360 paintings since late September 2017, and thoroughly enjoyed doing nearly all of them. I am still not the kind of artist that talks or writes about himself in the third person, and I don't like to crow. I do still love painting and drawing, and you know 'mums the word', but I feel I have made some real progress in the last year, and I really thank you for all the comments you make about the work I post they are truly appreciated. No matter how much self-belief you have, it greatly helps to have things affirmed by the appreciation of such a talented bunch of artists as yourselves. I am now a member of the Society of Staffordshire Artists and currently have work on display in the Hanley Museum until February next year, also in Leeks Foxlowe Arts Centre and the Old Mill Smokehouse.