My wife Donna and I moved to Spain from the stunningly beautiful but soggy Lake District in January 2008. After spending eighteen months further up the coast near Alicante we sold our house in the UK, bought a cortijo in Almería and have settled down in this fantastic part of the country.
My first memory of drawing was sitting at an aunt’s bureau in Suffolk when I was about five, and being taught how to hold a brush correctly! Throughout my life I continued to paint and whilst in Keswick developed a business hand-painting tile panels for clients who wanted something special to adorn their old kitchens and new Agas in farmhouses often nestled amongst the Cumbrian Hills.
During this time I had a large adult education class and as the Internet Revolution took hold, I began to teach my various painting courses online through my website www.artclasspro.com, contining to add more courses when we moved to Spain. The adult education class also moved to Huércal-Overa - where I currently teach oils, acrylics and watercolour painting.
I have always enjoyed painting commissions. There is something very special about producing a bespoke piece of art for a client, talking through fully their requirements right from the start and knowing that they will have an original painting either for themselves or as a gift for a loved one.
If you would like to get in touch and discuss anything I’ve written, start an course online or with others, buy one of my paintings or have a no-obligation chat about a possible commission, do contact me either via the website or give me a call on 644 115 854. I’d love to hear from you!