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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.
Tranquillity
Watercolour pencil
Figure In Warm Light
Watercolour
Resting
Watercolour pencil
Figure In Cool Light
Watercolour
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