I am in my fifties and now live and work in
Gloucestershire, England. I studied art at Bath Academy of Art in
Corsham, Wiltshire during the late 1960ís and early 1970ís.
Alongside my painting I am also a musician and could equally have
chosen to play professionally if I had not persued my passion for
In both my music and my painting I enjoy the traditional values
of technique and skill in execution and either pleasure from a
beautiful image, or the stimulating experience of live music. I play
the Northumbrian Small Pipes (made for me by Colin Ross of
Northumberland) and also a lute backed Hurdy-Gurdy (made for me by
Chris Eaton of Worcestershire). These instruments require great
concentration and attention to detail and they need endless fine
tuning and adjustment for perfect results.
I realise there are parallels between the demands of my
instruments and the satisfaction I get from refining the detail in
my pictures. I work at my painting and play my instruments nearly
every day, as I am equally passionate about them both.
I hope my paintings show how much I love what I do.