Although born and bred in King’s Lynn, the son of a local fisherman, I left the area when I was 17 and spent the next 33 years living and working in Essex. I returned to my roots in 2000 where I now paint on a commission only basis and only occasionally for my own amusement. Very often my work is seen and sold through private viewings; I have never exhibited simply because I’ve never amassed enough work to stage such an event.
Over the years I have used my meagre talents to raise money for charities, sometimes by providing one-off pieces for auction and on one occasion, by fully illustrating a calendar for The British Turkey Federation which raised 10’s of thousands of pounds to buy powered wheelchairs for severely disabled children.
These days I still work on a commissions only basis for a variety of subjects although ‘Property Portraits’ seem to be very popular and I have to say that in this region there are no shortage of beautiful homes worthy of painting.
Current projects include my biggest project so far, 40 watercolour paintings for a book entitled ‘King’s Lynn and West Norfolk’. The 96 page book, which was written by two historians, is published by Cottage Publications.
Maybe I’ll have my first exhibition as a result of this . . . it’ll certainly be the first time I’ll have had so many paintings in my possession at any one time.
Address: 18, Beech Crescent
Telephone: 01553 390239