I have been a painter in both the UK and more recently in Australia for some 32 years. I started as a hobby painter and progressed over the years to become semi-professional. Now aged 74 I still paint largely for more own pleasure, but love the challenge of a commission. I tend to paint portraits and still life subjects and greatly admire the school of photorealistic art.
I work only in oil paint, a medium that best suites my style. The flexibility of oils gives me a freedom that I cannot achieve with any other medium. I have extensively researched and experimented with the materials and techniques employed by the old masters. In portraiture I like to apply multiple layers of glaze using the sfumato technique much loved by Leonardo Da Vinci. A technique giving very subtle changes in skin tones.