I am a self-taught painter. I have been painting for pleasure for around 30 years. I paint to share my emotions when I look a beautiful landscape, a pretty face or scrumptious looking fruit. Nature is such a feast for the eye and the spirit that I find it very inspiring.
Far from theory and fashion, I paint as I feel. Of course, over the years of practice, reading and training, I have acquired some skills and techniques.
prefer to work in my studio from drawings that I have done and photos I
have taken outside which capture the always changing light. I don't
paint outside very often as sun and wind are not my friends !
I began to paint with oil, and then acrylic and currently I paint almost exclusively with watercolor, a technique that I have had to perfect in order to paint my travel books.