I was born in Rothbury in 1951 but was raised in Alnwick. Living in and around beautiful countryside in Northumberland has certainly been an inspiration for my paintings. Originally I worked for Hardy Bros of Alnwick making fishing tackle and moved to Washington in 1976 to do much the same, this is when I met my wife of 30 years and we now have two children. I am a self-taught artist and have painted most of my life for pleasure but it wasn't until 1993 that I decided to go professional.
The business started by undertaking commissions of country homes and farms whilst out sketching. Many commissions came through word of mouth that led to several Art Exhibitions in Chester-le-Street, Durham and Alnwick. My work is now distributed throughout the UK. I am also kept busy with demonstrations at Art Societies and as a tutor at evening classes, which I find both enjoyable and fulfilling.
I am primarily a landscape artist painting scenes in Northumberland, The Lake District and Scotland. I work in Acrylic, Oils and Watercolours, I try to capture and convey my feelings of a particular subject, I still remain mesmerised seeing a scene materialise onto paper or canvas.
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