A Life of Art

I can’t ever remember imagining that I would be anything other than an artist.

From the age of eighteen months, when a pencil was first put in my hand, it was the start of my lifelong love of art.

Even as a small child, I just wanted to draw, and observe and depict things, particularly complex mechanical things.....

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There is a road from the eye to the heart which does not go through the intellect.
- G.K. CHESTERTON

Reflections

Whether in glass, water or metal, ‘the Reflection’, especially distorted, has always intrigued me and its creation of a puzzle which challenges the eye for a solution and interpretation.

Surreal

Using truthful Realism, I like to introduce the viewer to ‘whimsey’ which needs their own interpretation or ‘take’ on the depiction.

Marine

With my childhood spent overlooking the Port of Liverpool, wherever I have travelled round the world my easel has never been too far from the sea.

Automotive

I have a confession …. yes I love expressing nature and people on canvas …. but I have a weakness for interesting cars … 53 at last count!!

Portraits

The ultimate test for any artist is the face and its moods and capturing a glimpse of that person’s single expression which satisfies and is recognised as the essence of their persona.

Wheels/People

Cars and mechanical things fascinate me. My most prized possessions are my childhood Dinky Toys! No wonder then, that I love any opportunity to paint them!

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