I’ve lived in Northumberland, England all my life – with some still to go, hopefully. After starting my career as a carpenter and in the Royal Air Force, I spent 30 years teaching workshop subjects in local schools – didn’t care for it all that much so was delighted to retire early. Since then I’ve been happily spending most of my time on my life-long passion of painting which has become a paying hobby.
My wife and best friend (same girl) Sylvia, puts up with my messy pastime and even encourages me. She’s also been an excellent model. I suppose I could tell of some letters I’m allowed to put after my name, but would rather let my efforts speak for themselves (I don’t take myself too seriously). My main subjects for painting are our lovely historic local landscapes, pet portraits, people portraits, cartoons and personal caricatures and space art.
That last one might seem out of this world, but it allows my imagination to have its head and create my own worlds – powerful stuff if it gets out of control. Oddly enough, they have been my best sellers.
While being an artist can be a solitary hobby, it’s greatest pleasure is in sharing our pictures with others and, hopefuly, speading the enjoyment. Redbubble seems to be just the right way to do that.