It seems only yesterday that I embarked on a course as a self employed, self taught artist and tutor. Over fortune years have flashed by and I continue to explore this amazing one-time hobby, attempting to inspire others as did my mentor Graham Painter and other artists like Turner and Seago and more lately Monet and Cezanne (see images). I now explore most media and have been experimenting with acrylics and pastel as a mixed media which I really enjoy doing and it seems to go down well at demonstrations and workshops alike. I now cover art groups across Essex and into Kent and Hertfordshire and have undertaken art holidays in France, Italy, Sardinia and Portugal (see appropriate pages). For those of you who do not know me here is some of my background. As a self-taught artist, I have painted since childhood exploring drawing, water-colour and oil painting in my formative years. I obtained a Fine Art “A” level back in 1970 and afterwards was encouraged by work colleagues to persevere with my paintings and drawings, undertaking a few commissions on the way. I discovered pastel in 1996, mistakenly thinking I was going to a watercolour weekend workshop - a stroke of luck for me and here I am some 20 years later, still enjoying making those marks and trying to remember an old adage "you are only as good as your next picture!"

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