Background as an artist?
I started drawing and painting in 2014 following a heart attack in 2013. Strangely, having never approached visual arts at all in my life; I was presently surprised at how much progress I seemed to make in such a short space of time.
In October of that year I started work as an Oil Painter and also decided to build and stretch my own canvas. I did this mainly to become familiar with the whole process that I am now involved with.
In November 2015 I formed PTL Paintings and Framing. In February I had a training session with DIY Framing and in March secured a Studio at 42a Providence Place Brighton
Since then I have been framing work for artists and friends
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During 2015 I exhibited at Chilstone of Tunbridge Wells with Vanessa Clark a friend and wedding photographer as well as being a contemporary artist.
I also exhibited in The Old Boat Community Centre Hollingbury for nearly a year. This was a great opportunity to see my work in the open and get feedback
Later in the year a couple of my works were exhibited in Lewes United fund raising exhibition
In December 2015 I had an exhibition at Taplow Court Taplow Court one of the national centres for Nichiren Buddhism as practised by the Soka Gakkai International.
August 2016 - Brighton Jubilee Library- My first solo exhibition for 10 days was a great success and led to many sales of prints and paintings and inspired me towards the launch of this site
October 2016 - An exhibition in Ramsgate with Nina Andrious a photographer at the Ramsgate Art Company
February 2017 - Jubilee Library a repeat exhibition of the one held in Ramsgate
March 2017 - NVT Theatre put on a play by Terence Rattigan and I painted pictures for the performances with an additional exhibition