I started my working life as a boatbuilding apprentice before joining the Royal Navy as an aircraft engineer. Following twenty years in the navy I worked for a number of years in military contracting for all three armed services. During my retirement in Spain I became interested in painting and became an avid student of the many talented on line tutors. I now reside back in the UK and paint in watercolour, pastels, acrylics and oils. I take commissions for almost any subject and specialise in pastels of pet portraits (please see an example in my gallery).