I live in Manchester in the United Kingdom. I am influenced by L.S, Lowry and Arthur Delaney, Northern artists. I did some nostalgia tram paintings a while ago, and now I am concentrating on portraiture, with some paintings featuring romance, such as The Kiss (prints available). I concentrate on people's faces and aim to convey something of the psychology of the subject as well as how they look. I try to show facial expressions which demonstrate the mood and perhaps frame-of-mind of the subject at a particular moment in time, as portraiture should be more than just a copy of what a person looks like. My painting hero and model for this would be Rembrandt, and I study his methods.