“My early career in electronics and management left little time for art, working during the day and teaching most evenings. It was not until I started my own business growing, importing and retailing Bonsai trees that I was able to manage my time more effectively and at last, think about art.

My interest in art came from my father who was a natural at art. I have been seriously into art for about twelve years and have been a member of Derby Sketching Club for seven years.

I paint mainly in oils but have experimented in acrylics, pastels and watercolour. Lately, I have gravitated to painting portraits in oil which I find challenging and rewarding. Using colour and tone I like to attempt to create paintings with atmosphere and drama.”