Born in 1948, I was raised in Liverpool, but moved across the River Mersey onto the Wirral peninsular when I married in 1980. Like many people, I did some basic art at school, but I didn’t take it up seriously until some 12 years ago, when, on a holiday visit to the Derwent Pencil Museum in Keswick, I was bought a set of Derwent watercolour pencils as a birthday present.
Watercolour pencils led me at first into watercolour as a medium, but while attending an art summer school some years ago at Burton Manor on the Wirral I was introduced to the art of colour pencils by one of the visiting tutors, Bob Ebdon. I became a member of UKCPS some two years ago.
I am a committee member of the Irby Artists Association on the Wirral. I still work in watercolour occasionally, but now concentrate predominately on drawing with colour pencil (mainly Derwent Coloursoft, Derwent Artist), graphite pencil, and drawing pen.
I do not consider myself to be an experienced artist, but I do exhibit for sale when the opportunity arises, and, being a retired person not looking to make a living from my drawings, I can afford to keep my prices reasonable.