began painting as a hobby 20 years ago, whilst working full time as an
electrician, painting in different mediums from watercolours and gouache
before finally settling with bright bold acrylic and took inspiration
from the works of David Hockney and John Piper. Finally in 1994 he became
a full time artist and began working from home.
Strong primary colours, fluffy white clouds and multi-coloured balloons
make the paintings instantly recognisable and fun. He used to live on
St. Georges Quay in Lancaster, whilst painting one evening, a balloon
came floating down the river. He took a photgraph of it and decided to
use it in one of his paintings. Over the years, balloons have become a
constant part of his working and people are often disappointed if he does
not include them in his work!
He continues to be inspired by people, architecture and landscapes of
Lancaster, Morecambe and the surrounding area. He is also involved with
art projects in local schools and loves to see how children get excited
about colour, shape and design.
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