My first encounter with painting was when I went on holiday to St’Ives. The artists there were like a magnet to me.
I still did not start painting until I had an accident when I was fifty two years old and was off work for six months.
I am a self taught artist and I was invited to show my work at a local school, it was out of the blue and I had only been painting three years. It was a great moment for me to be asked by the art teacher to display my work at their school.
My next exhibition was a solo show at the Edward Mayer gallery in Sheffield. I was praised for my breadth of my talent and choice of subjects.
I continued to exhibit at various libraries and museums in Sheffield and Rotherham and I have regularly shown my work at the Sheffield Art Show for twelve years.
I then tried my luck at the Marine Art Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. I was not selected but I was invited to a private view with the president David Howell for a preview at the galleries.
I have been invited to have my name in the Who’s Who in Art book for artists.
I have sold work in France, Norfolk, Cornwall, London and locally.
I am still painting as you can see at the age of eighty five.