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Although I have loved painting from childhood and have always painted, I have earned my living in other ways.But since retirement in 2013, I have devoted myself to painting. Born and brought up in South Africa, I spent a number of years in early adulthood in Zimbabwe and Lesotho, and the twety-five before retirement in England.
In Norwich I was privileged to attend meetings of the then Norfolk Watercolourists Association, and submitting my work to them for criticism. Later, in Cambridge, I was lucky enough to learn Chinese brush painting with Jan Evans, the leading exponent of this in the UK. At various times I also attended courses in watercolours and in oil painting.
Ink and wash is my usual medium, as I like to commit myself boldly to my line just as I was taught to do with my brushstrokes in Chinese brush painting. Landscape is my first love, but I am also inspired by trees and other vegetation and by birds, all of which sometimes provide foreground interest.
Until very recently all my landscapes were done en plein air, but I find I am better doing seascapes from photographs I have taken, and I enjoy the luxury of having my equipment spread out before me!
2018 November Open Sudio during Greyton Art Walk
2017 November Open Studio during Greyton Art Walk
2015 November Open Studio during an Art Week in Greyton
2009 November Open Studio in Cambridge