I am a self taught painter in oils, interested in painting since early childhood, my Art eventually gave way to family life until 2009 when the big C came knocking. Recovery from a radical prostatectomy facilitated a period of convalescence and my children encouraged me to take up painting once again. So often in life negative events produce positive outcomes and for me this is entirely true. I am to this day not entirely free from this destructive disease as in 2014 l was diagnosed with bladder cancer.
Painting for me is not only a distraction from this frightening condition but an activity that provides me with great joy. How lucky I am.