to my website.
I decided to build this art gallery
to show my oil paintings, but if you would like to find out what inspired me to create my art:
"I’ve always painted, ever since I can remember, starting with
felt-tip pens, gouache and finally, oils and acrylic paintings.
My parents had the foresight to take my sister and me to some wonderful
North Yorkshire beauty spots. My Dad used to keep a diary of the
animals and plants we’d see on family days out, and I drew
wildlife illustrations for him, using colouring pencils (usually
on Sunday nights).
I stopped oil painting and drawing for a few
of my ‘wild’ teenage years, but came back to it in my
late teens. Since then I’ve been painting constantly all through
my married years; I now have a wife and a son."
"Now I paint mainly in oil and acrylics on board and canvas, and I’ll paint anything and don’t
necessarily want to stick to one subject matter, although wildlife
art and landscape paintings are a common theme. Woodland scenes
are my favorite at the moment. I paint in a style that is a mixture
of impressionism and realism and shy away from abstraction, though
I do appreciate this approach in others (when it is done well).
I try not to be too photographic, and try to keep a painterly feel
to my art. I’ll let you decide how successful I’ve been!
I hope my oil paintings at least create a feeling of mood. I’ve
written some artists tips on painting and I hope you find them useful.
Take a look, even if you’re not a painter. You’ll be
shown a ‘behind the scenes’ look at how I compose and
paint a picture from scratch. Follow the links to artist's
tips and on the easel to see
more about how its done."