I am a largely self taught artist, though I did spend one glorious foundation year at West Surrey College of Art And Design, back when music came as long and flowing as my hair!
After leaving college I fell into the world of pensions where I have remained. Though I retained a keen passive interest in the arts it is only in the last 6 years that my interest in creating art has been rekindled, all thanks to my long suffering girlfriend Susan.
In an attempt to put something back into art, I am a committee member and co programme organiser for Fareham Art Group. Which means with Susan I get to organise artist demonstrations, workshops and other events which I can enjoy. Visit the art group at www.farehamartgroup.co.uk
My works can be seen in the occasional local show or exhibition and more regularly in the Fareham Art Group “Pop Up Shop” in the Fareham precinct. Private viewings can be arranged and I will be hosting a venue in this year’s Hampshire Open Studio.
Top tip: always keep a sketch book with you and sketch at every opportunity. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can capture the soul of what you see; so much better than a photograph.