“I have been a member of the Sketching Club since moving to Derby seven years ago and began pursuing the art of painting after enrolling at Adult Education painting classes for beginners in 1985. Essentially, self-taught a lack of formal training can be an advantage as there are no preconceived ideas, and allows freedom to do “one’s own thing”. I paint in watercolour, acrylic and oils and try to create a loose fluid and decorative style, injected deep jewel-like colours into my paintings. 

Alove of monumental choral music helps me to focus my creativity. I have painted architectural subjects for Freshwater Gallery in Northampton for many years, exhibited at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, the Primrose Gallery, Northampton, The Derby City Open and The Derbyshire Open. Buxton Museum. I am at present working on developing figurative subjects for future painting.”