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Tranquillity, Watercolour pencil
Previously a neurologist at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, I began painting in 1993 when nearing retirement. For two years I attended classes at the Hampstead School of Art, where John Crossland and Sharon Finmark introduced me to watercolour, and I have remained a watercolourist.

In 1998 my wife and I retired to Exeter. There I began attending life classes and, under the guidance of Margaret Dean, I became interested in drawing and painting people. The loose creative styles of the American watercolour figure painters, Charles Reid, Don Andrews and Alex Powers, appealed to me so I adopted a similar approach with two aims in mind. Firstly, to use the play of light to design the format. Secondly, to relieve the monotony of all-over pink or tan skin by the intuitive use of cool and warm colours. Colour is important to me, but since colour selection depends on tone, I am basically a tonal painter.

My work comprises drawings and watercolour paintings of portraits, nude and clothed figures.
Watercolour pencil
Figure In Warm Light
Watercolour pencil
Figure In Cool Light
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