Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

The Path Back

I have been painting since 1975, using in order: oils, watercolours, pencils, and more often nowadays, pastels. Painting for me started at primary school, along with a few Saturday morning classes after my teacher said I should take some formal lessons. Some years later, during High School, I found a strong liking and talent for Technical Drawing and, although having achieved good marks and several suggestions from my schooling tutors, I diverted away from a career along those lines due to a lack of confidence with my ability to conquer the maths required for that topic.

Immediately after leaving school I was employed with an advertising agency, but within a matter of months I changed horses and became employed in the oil industry. That was year 1952. That career, in total, lasted for a couple of months less than 30 years. It all

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