I actually spent 25 years not painting on a regular basis so I have a lot of "catch up" time to make! I am a self taught artist, inspired by the great artists from the past and present to paint, Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Joseph Turner, Dick Twinney, Clive Meredith, Steven A Bove, John Myatt, Jack Vettriano and Stuart Gatherer and more recently Janhendrik Dolsma and Mitch Griffiths.
I have spent most of my working life away from Art, just now and again painting a picture for a friend or relative. I was never encouraged to paint or draw, certainly never told I could paint pictures that people would like to buy!
The more I painted the more relaxing I found it, not to mention the excitement of looking at the finished canvas and remembering that not long before it was blank!
In September 2007 I started to paint on a regular basis, from 4 pictures in the previous 25 years to four pictures in that first week of September 2007!
Finding art was my savior in life, without it there is something missing!!
In 2013 I wrote my first fiction novel "The Darkness" by P.J. Horton available at Amazon Kindle
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