I am an artist working in various genres using oil paints, acrylics and pastels. My early paintings were mainly of domestic pets or family members. After retirement from a well known bank I gained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. My final show paintings were large scale, semi-abstract landscapes which were all purchased by Solihull College and are displayed around the campus. I enjoy painting seascapes, especially with rough seas and rocks but I still return as often as I can to my first love of animal paintings. I particularly enjoy completing commissions for domestic pets but have also tackled parrots, pigeons and even a Highland Cow. Whenever possible I take my own photographs to work from as these images must show the character of the subject in order to create a successful portrait.