I normally work on the spot around the streets and landscapes of this beautiful city. Finish works of 57 x 37cm are completed over 2/3 days, as the light permits. Teaching demonstrations and work done on travels are completed in 2/3 hours. Larger works are done from photos in the studio. I use all the techniques wet in to wet, dry in to wet,dry brush and masking fluid and spray. I make a small sketch before starting to find the simple tonal values. My flower paintings are done under a spot light, a small tonal sketch to arrange the composition and values. All is painted with simple shapes, whites and certain colour areas are masked with masking fluid, left to dry, then emerged in the bath. While wet, Paynes Grey, on a large brush, is placed in areas left to run, left to dry and then reworking and emphasising of colours and lastly, some white. Sea paintings are done with a dry brush sprayed with water to run reworked and reworked plus sprays of different colours to create atmosphere. Commissions are taken and done quickly. I also do watercolour painting holidays in Granada.
30/10/49 Born in Stoke -on Trent, Staffordshire.
1969- 1972 Farnham College of Art
1982-1985 North Staffordshire University, Fine Art.
2008 Elected member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours.
I live and work as a professional impressionist watercolour painter and teacher in Granada Spain
Singer Friedlander Sunday Times Competition.
Duchess of Alba watercolour prize Sevilla, Gaudi watercolour prize
Prizes in Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Vitoria, Almeria
I have exhibited throughout Spain and at the Royal Institute of Watercolours at the Mall Galleries.