I am from Hartlepool in the North East of England.
I have loved drawing and painting for many years and went to art college for a short period of time but ultimately instead of following my dreams I took the safe option and went for a stable career in accountancy.
My career choice has provided a steady income for the family for many years but now thirty something years later it is time to follow my dream and become an artist.
I have still had art in my life in the form of a hobby and have attended art classes for a number of years.
I have enjoyed attending art exhibitions and festivals with my fellow art students and by attending these I realised that my work might be appreciated by others and saleable. I have produced a number of paintings as gifts for friends and family but I am now starting to build up a portfolio to sell.
My favourite medium is water-mixable oil paints. I enjoy painting the natural world in the form of landscapes and animals.