Cornish coastal scenes, creeks, lighthouses with the occasional aviation subject to provide contrast in watercolour or acrylics.
When and how did you become an artist?
I started painting seriously when I was at Slough college doing an engineering qualification (a 'general studies' lesson in the art department) in 1979. I painted sporadically for twenty years then moved to Cornwall from Maidenhead and suddenly had time to try and develop my art. Some watercolour classes proved valuable and I began to try to market and sell my work soon after.
Who or what are your inspirations and why?
I admire the aviation art of Frank Wooton and Michael Turner for their treatment of the sky and of the old masters, Constable and Turner for much the same reason.
Some of the best art of English countryside was produced by Rowland Hilder and he has influenced my style.
Tell us your favourite joke... :-D
Old but clean, probably works better as a cartoon.
The begining of an Infant school production. Five children are on stage in front of the curtain, each holding one letter of the word "HELLO"
Unfortunately the child holding the 'O' has gone to the wrong end of the line.
Teacher in a hoarse whisper " other end fathead!"
It perfectly fits my view of these productions!
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