I live in St Albans and have done so for the last 20years. I am a retired doctor who worked in elderly mental health. I am married with a grown-up son and daughter. I started painting as a therapy for the Bipolar Disorder I suffer from. Initially I learned to use water colours. But 6 years ago, I went on a painting course in France, with Steven Christian Reed. Under his tuition, I became more confident and tried acrylic paint. I found it suited me much better. Following several visits, over time, and much hard work my painting has developed, and now I get real pleasure in my work, so I am delighted at what I produce.
These last couple of years, I have begun to understand, that painting is a talent God has given me, to use for His glory and that I can pursue painting to that end. With more time to focus on painting, I have ended up with a collection of pictures which I would like to share with others to bring them some joy.
My main interest is in painting animals and birds including pet portraits. However, I also paint landscapes and still life.