I have recently retired as a primary assistant head teacher. I loved my teaching career but now I am able to devote my time to my other passion - art!
Drawing has always been my go-to form of relaxation. It totally absorbs me and clears my mind. Possibly as a result of my early career as a tool designer in mechanical engineering, I particularly enjoy detail in a picture and this has led me towards making realistic drawings of animals and wildlife in colour pencils. Fur and feather are enjoyable challenges and I continually develop my style by observing closely to reference photographs and talking with other artists.
I belong to an informal local art group where we meet each week to paint and draw together. I have exhibited at several locations in recent years and have been commisioned to draw portraits of loved pets by their owners. Now, encouraged by friends and family, I am selling original pieces, prints and cards.