I have been interested in drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. Born and raised in London, I studied Art at school to ‘A’ level, but otherwise received no formal art training. After achieving a university degree, I worked in the marketing department of a firm which produced office machinery and equipment. I then trained as a teacher of economics and business studies, and taught for over 30 years.
I work in pen and ink, watercolour, oil, pastels and pencil. My subject matter is varied, although I particularly enjoy cityscapes and buildings, and also find portraits both challenging and rewarding. Life drawing and painting has become a major interest since joining a local group run by an artist/illustrator. I have also been working on a watercolour series of musicians, many of them buskers in places I have visited. I have recently been collaborating with a writer to produce a ‘graphic novel’ based on the time Casanova spent in Paris in the 18th century. From the time I was a pupil at school, I have produced cartoons and caricatures.
I have exhibited work in a number of locations in London and Essex, and have permanent display space in the Art and Craft Centre in Dedham, Essex.