I paint because I cannot help myself from painting. Unfortunately, I, like millions of others, have to earn a living and I do it by selling my paintings. I miss them for a while, but then I move on and become absorbed in the next one and everything is fine again. I sell my paintings at a price I think people are prepared to pay for them. At the moment that seems to be quite low. But I am a pragmatist: If I don't eat, I will die.
I combine my obsession for painting with trudging through the countryside of Warwickshire or poking around in our little churches ( Warwickshire is smack bang in the middle of England and full of them )I paint in all weathers and in all seasons. Sometimes, the watercolours freeze on the palette and on the paper.
My formal art education did not interfere with my painting career so I shall not bore you with a list of meaningless qualifications. My father gave me the genes for painting and he encouraged me to really look at things and express my understanding of them through that medium.