About my work
Since retiring I have duplicated my new found freedom into my artwork with a much freer and experimental approach incorporated into my pictures and at present prefer bright, bold colours, with movement and reflection with an abstract dimension. Though still searching for the elusive “style” which identifies the work of well known artists.
I am 74 years old, married for 51 years to Patricia with one daughter Sarah who is also artistic. Have had no formal training even though I from quite young have always sketched, then in my teens started painting. Have relied on photographs for my material and copied a wide range of subjects from portraits, animals, landscapes, still life even reproducing copies of paintings by Toulouse Lautrec. Renoir, Turner as well as cartoon and caricature characters. Had a picture entered by my primary school into a Town Hall Exhibition when I was a pupil and in my teens and early twenties painted commissions for family/friends and work colleagues. Most of them told me that I should be doing that for a living even though they didn’t provide me with the means to do so from the payment for their commissions. My artwork has since then suffered due to a mixture of career, family life and other interests and I have only given it more time since finally retiring only relatively recently. I am hoping to make up for lost time and would still like to make a small mark in the Art community.