I began painting as a hobby in 1999 after the gift of some oil paints and brushes. I had never painted in oils before nor had any formal training. It was a steep learning curve. However after many trials and even many more errors I finally began to get the hang of it.
After the downturn of the construction industry in 2008/9 I decided to turn my hand to art and painting as a profession.
I really love painting and the hours just melt away when I am in my studio amidst all the paraphernalia and materials that make up a professional studio, I especially love the smell of the oil paints and turpentine spirit.
My favourite genre at the moment is what I call in your face animal portraits.