I was born in London but have spent most of my life living in Surrey. I can't honestly say when or why, I first became interested in painting, having spent most of my working life, in finance and a short spell in the police force. I always enjoyed drawing, as a child, which my father encouraged, as he was a draughsman. I began painting in oils, in the early 1990s, but after only a short time, I stopped, in order to concentrate on a new career. I discovered watercolour, a few years ago, which is now my preferred medium. I have received no formal training, I am self taught. I have a varied portfolio but I would like to think that trains are my speciality! I try to portray the speed and motion in my varied railway paintings.