After completing a Degree in Art & Design at Liverpool College of Art, specializing in Graphic Illustration and Film Animation. I opted for a regular income and finished with an Art Teachers Diploma from the same establishment.
I taught Art and Design for 35 years in Liverpool and Wirral secondary schools also teaching adult evening classes. I covered most mediums including Print, Photography and Critical Studies to Advanced LeveI. I am interested in all aspects of the visual arts and have practiced most media.
I have a particular interest in the effects of light on form and ‘That Moment in Time’ composition. I particularly admire the work of 17th century Dutch artists, the paintings of the Chinese and Japanese with their wonderful ‘cropped compositions’ and the illustrations of Paul Sample who has influenced my Scraperboard work.
In recent years I have worked in a wide variety of traditional mediums including oil paint, watercolours, ink, scraperboard and pastel, constantly looking for new ways of using my mediums.
I usually work on a small scale, rarely bigger than 16×12 inches.
Over the last two years much of my output has been based on observed Fauna in the wild, from the Farne Islands to Birkenhead Park, Chester Zoo and the coastal landscape around the Wirral.
I generally work to private commission and have exhibited my work at venues in Liverpool, Wirral and regularly at the Williamson Art Gallery Open Exhibitions.
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