Paintings. Drawings. Prints.
Hello and Welcome.
My painting of Grandad using his acrylic paints, brushes and canvas. I think this was my second painting, which I gave to grandma.
A year or so later... By 2015 I was continuing to challenge myself and paint as realistic images as I could using techniques I learned from 'just doing it' and from tutorials on YouTube. I always look forward to learning more by painting new subjects or by improving on something I have already done.
This is the part of the website where you're supposed to talk about yourself a bit. I'm terrible at this part. Grab a coffee. Maybe something stronger, are you sitting comfortably?
The gist of me.
I'm an army musician serving in The Band of the Scots Guards who paints in his free time. I love art and I love colour, it just makes the day better. I paint in oils, mostly on canvas, sometimes the carpet or my clothes too. I recently got into digital art. I can't believe how lucky I am to have a wife that bought me an iPad and an Apple pencil which I now use to draw and scribble in the app 'Procreate'. (She probably got annoyed with me for ruining the carpet and my clothes with blue paint.)
As you can probably tell by looking at my art, I love to paint with blue. I don't know what it is but show me a body of water or a clear night sky with a good blue and I'll probably try and paint it. But, as an animal lover, I enjoy painting dogs. Everything but their noses, which are cute but so hard for me to get right.
Oh, and I should probably mention that I am available for painting and digital art commissions! Please find my contact information at the bottom of the page!
A little bit more about me.
Ever since I can remember, I've loved to art. I blame Neil Buchanan, presenter of the children's T.V art show ART ATTACK! But that's not where my creativity stemmed from. My Grandad was an artist. Grandma and Grandad's walls were covered in his amazing paintings; landscapes, winter scenes, tall ships. The guy was diverse.
I always loved visiting their huge house down in Cornwall and it was always a treat when we were visiting when he was painting. I learned a lot from my grandad as I would always draw a picture to show him before we went down. He would tell me what he liked about it and would show me how I could improve–always encouraging me. Sadly, I didn't get in to painting until I inherited his artist's equipment when he passed away. I only wish I'd started painting sooner so he could've given me free lessons!
Now I paint or draw whenever I can because it gives me a chance to escape while not actually going anywhere. I love to put on a good playlist of music or podcasts and get to it!
Please enjoy this gallery of my work.