Please note that the artworks available here are split into two categories. There is my "own art", when I paint and create for myself which are mostly fairly loose, then there are the paintings that I do as demonstrations, or class projects with my students.
I first teach them classical realism as I believe its the best foundation for gaining control before branching off into all other forms of painting.
I guess I'm a self taught artist and have been painting ever since I can remember.
When I was living in London I did attend an art school In Brixton, but I was taught to basically throw paint at the canvas and "express myself".
This was all well and good (for later), but I wanted more and felt something was missing.
From that point on I spent hours in the national gallery studying the masters and doing my best to duplicate them as a technical exercise.
In doing so along with reading books on methods and techniques taught me everything I needed to know... as well as hours of practice of course.
Later I studied graphic art here in Australia worked in the film industry as a graphic artist.
In January 1995 was a turning point for me when I opened an art school based on how I would like to have been taught.
Fourteen years later I sold the school and am now able to pursue my own painting journey while exploring my inner creativity in a different way.