My next exhibition:
Association of Animal Artists Spring Exhibition, 29th April- 31st May ;
Rose Patterson Gallery, Weston Park, Weston Under Lizard, Shifnel, TF11 8LE
I am based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire although originally from Yorkshire. As a lifelong artist from early years studying Fine Art at Leeds University, to now, I have developed my work mainly through a love of animals.
I now work mainly works in oils and most often on a music background. Each picture is directly related to the music it is painted on. Music has always been a part of my family. My grandfather and Gt grandfather were both military musicians with the Scots Greys (Boer War and World War 1). All my family play in orchestras and have such fun with music, seeing the memories and pleasure that it invokes Using music in some of my work lends a different dimension to what I paints. Music to match the subject... or music to inspire a painting.... Music is very emotional and everyone has memories associated with different melodies and sounds.
Through commissions and original artworks I now have work being enjoyed in a number of countries around the world.
I am joined most days, while working, with my King Charles Spaniels (Elsie, Niffler, Bailey, Ethel and Clara) for company as well as Tabitha the cat !