There are some watercolour tutorials on my website www.artyman.co.uk The lessons form part of a Beginners Watercolour course that I am ran in Portsmouth.
I recently did a demonstration acrylic seascape for the Hythe Art Society.
A Hampshire resident, for all of his life, he spent many years in administration, also working for a naval charity, then in a secondary school. His spare time was spent dinghy racing, winning both a National and Inland Championship.
Following his “retirement” from the competitive sailing scene, he decided to fill his time by learning to paint. Self taught, he is driven by his love of the sea, which is reflected in his pictures, this has resulted in over two hundred already being sold both in the UK and America Canada and Europe.
Now having finished full time work, he is hoping to be able to spend more of his time painting. Working mostly in watercolour and also in acrylic, he favours maritime and coastal scenes, but also produces outstanding landscapes. He is increasingly in demand for commissioned work.
He says that watercolour is a challenging medium, but when it all comes together, can produce a seascape in which you can almost taste the salt air.
2004 One man Exhibition at Nightingales
2005 One Man Exhibition at Queen Elizabeth Country Park
2006 Joint Exhibition Nightingales
January 2007 View at the Top Gallery Nottingham
February 5-16th Febuary 2008
Independent Artist Group Exhibition
Rugby Museum & Art Gallery
Award Winner in 'Artist Choice Awards' in seascape category 2005 and 2006
First prize in Hampshire Wildlife Trust Photographic competition 2009
Acrylics, Gouache, Watercolour
Aircraft, Cars & Trains, Fantasy, Landscape, Seascapes and Water, Trees and Foliage, Wildlife