In spite of an enthusiasm for oils and watercolours, I joined the Army. Being a 'soldier and painter' worked with lots of subjects to tackle. Trouble spots provided interesting painting opportunities; kids tend to suffer in these environments - hence my exhibitions supporting Hope and Homes for Children in Sarajevo and SOS Children's Villages in Ottawa. Travel made oil painting awkward, so sketching and painting in watercolour became the norm stimulating interest in sketching, light, colour, form and perspective. Now time exists to explore what works and what doesn't with this exciting and challenging medium. I enjoy working to commission; if you're interested go to the Contact Section and get in touch - it'll be good to hear from you. For a more immediate view of my work visit the Facebook Page by clicking on the link below.
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