I have never considered myself an artist. My only formal training was from an uninspiring school Art teacher, my only art qualification an unremarkable O Level, however I have always enjoyed sketching and drawing from an early age.
Over the years I have explored different media but have always felt most comfortable with pencil. There’s something about the simple, pure style of just working with a couple of pencils and a pad which has always appealed to me.
I have also drawn different subject matter, ranging from cartoon strips as a boy, through to portraits of people and animals, before finding a settled style which combines my love of pencil with my other favourite pastime of walking in God’s own county, surrounded by nature. Most of my pieces are from family walks, and so each one brings back memories of a certain place, trip or holiday.