They say life begins at retirement! I am now teaching watercolour and pen & wash to passengers on the P&O cruise liners! Wow what a job, it is great fun and very enjoyable for students and myself alike.I now have the dates for this year, and now 2018!!
My painting of The Storyteller's Cottage won a competition in Grasmere in 2012'Lest We Forget' came 2nd in a Lincolnshire Competition 2014I have been awarded the Carre Gallery Prize for my painting of Dubrovnik. This is in the Carre Gallery Summer E
I was born in Carlisle and since then have moved around the country and abroad. I have a deep love of outdoor life so finally settling in Lincolnshire is a real delight. The great skies and distances are made for fresh and clear watercolour. I started painting about 4 years ago, landscapes with water appeal most but I like to have a building or structure of some kind to offset the gentleness of nature. The contrast between tones and shapes with deep, clear colours is exciting and I try to convey this in my work. The Norfolk Coast and southern Ireland have introduced me to the enjoyment of boats and coastlines. Commissions are welcome, I paint from photographs and also sketches and paintings done in situ.
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