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about me

  • Do I paint commissions?  Yes.  Send me a good image of what you'd like me to paint.  There is no obligation to buy finished work.

  • Do I do workshops and classes? No, social distancing rules won't allow me to, and I don't have online classes at the moment.

  • Do I paint only from photographs?  No.  When I'm travelling I don't have time to sit down and paint...there are too many sights to see, so I take photographs as reference. It's a different matter if not on holiday.  I will paint Plen-Air, especially near where I live.

  • Do I paint every day?  No, I never paint on Sundays. I try and paint something on each of the other days...even when I don't really want to.  I treat it as a job and discipline myself to just get on with it. I invariably enjoy it once I start.

  • What is the hardest thing to do?  Pick up the brush to paint, but when I do pick it up, it then becomes the hardest thing to put down.

  • Do I have a dedicated painting area?  Yes. I use the gallery when it isn't open to the public. It's important to pick up where you left off, with everything waiting for you. If I had to set everything up every time, I would find it even harder to begin. 

Is it safe to visit the gallery?  Yes, when you arrange a visit, you are the only ones in the gallery other than myself, and after you leave, the gallery is thoroughly cleaned.

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