I work in oils and pastels. My style is figurative: landscape
and seascape knife paintings in oils, and animal and people
portraits in pastel pencils. My influences are artists such
as Russian painter Ivan Shishkin and the French Impressionists
and post-Impressionists. I love to produce images where there
is strong light and shade, and take liberties with the original
to add my artistic interpretation. I am self-taught, having
dabbled when in my twenties, but started making serious efforts
to improve my techniques and style when I retired.
tough life being an artist, as you can see!