Watercolours, Acrylics, Oils, Pastels, Pencils, Line & Wash, Gouache, Mixed
Portraits, People, Animals, Illustration
I have been a full-time artist for 35 years, painting mainly portraits in pastel and charcoal. I have a spontaneous style that comes from drawing portraits and caricatures live at events such as weddings, functions, tourist destinations etc. I have worked on the coastal resorts of Spain, France & Greece.
My greatest pleasure is to draw direct from the subject. I go to shopping centres for 2 days each week, hoping to draw as many live portraits as I can, though lately I work mainly from photos that people e-mail me from their smart phones. When I can, I love to do small, intimate watercolours from nature, simple close-ups of plants and flowers.
Lately I have given demonstrations at local Art Societies. I am available for events during the week within a 1 hour driving distance of Northampton.