For 22 years I taught Science in a Comprehensive
School. No art, no time for art. Then I had to
quit. As part of my therapy, I discovered I could
draw a bit.
In 1996 I bought a box of Derwent Artist pencils
- and have never looked back.
I am largely self taught, but have had some life
classes, and a memorable three day course with
Ronald Swanwick. Apart from this, books have been
my tutors, until I dicovered I could actually
converse with some of the authors on the Net.
For seven years now I have been taking commissions,
mostly of dogs, but lately more human portraits,
and I have done portraits for clients as far afield
as USA, Denmark and Switzerland. At present, I
am finding it very hard to get at my pencils -
I am much too busy with the UKCPS!