I was born 1949, as my father was an artist; there was always an art influence in my life. I grew up in a small village in the lovely West Coast of Scotland I was painting and drawing from age six, at primary school I was so proud having my art work on the wall in the classroom. As I moved to secondary school I began to get into art in a big way going to the galleries in Glasgow and Edinburgh with the school and gaining merit awards at exhibitions for my school. On leaving school I joined an airline at their engineering base at Glasgow Airport, as aircraft was another passion. For the next 20years I found myself working for one of the major airlines with a wife and 2 children and a mortgage. On leaving the airline I pursued my lifelong ambition to draw and paint for a living. After a few refresher coursers at night school I now teach people with Alzheimer's and special needs. In the past I taught children at a local primary school. My own art has evolved over the years and I do more portrait drawing with commissions throughout the year. I also run painting and drawing classes 3 times a year at a local church hall. I have sold my work at various venues in Sussex. My own art work at present is leaning towards selling portraits and canvas work, I am at present doing statue restoration which I find immensely satisfying, but as with every artist my art takes me on a journey, whether it be painting or drawing I find it all extremely exciting. This is my British Caledonian photo web site. http://www.bcalreunited.co.uk/ The online portal for connecting ex-British Caledonian Airways employees around the world.
Acrylics, Canvas, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Pen & Ink, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour
Abstract, Aircraft, Buildings, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Landscape, Life Drawing, Portrait, Seascapes and Water, Still Life, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage