Having led a full and busy working life firstly as a teacher in a secondary school and latterly as a civil servant. I decided that I should invest time and effort into developing activities for my retirement. I had always had an interest in art and botany so I combined the two and went to classes in Botanic Illustration with a local teacher. This provided me with a firm foundation and a platform to project my newly found skills forward. The Certificate Course run by Birmingham University was discontinued but I attended a series of sessions run at the Botanical Gardens to develop my techniques. When I finally retired from work in 2007 I decided to embark on the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course, which is now nearing its conclusion.
The constant theme these days, is to enhance my techniques and investigate new skills through attending workshops and demonstrations. While I enjoy painting flowers I enjoy painting other types of botanical specimens including fruits and fungi.
I have exhibited works in local exhibitions associated with the classes and seminars I have attended and as a result have sold a number of works.
I am willing to undertake Commissions and have completed a number of private ones in the last 3 years