My background as an artist.
After retiring as a computer programmer I decided to do a degree in Fine Art. I did this part time from 2000 to 2005 at UCA (then SIAD) at Farnham. Although I went there hoping to learn to paint better, my painting was not encouraged and I spent most of my time in the print room doing etching and mono printing. I also learned to use Photoshop and did a lot of digital work.
After graduating I missed the facilities of the print room and for several years went to the Badger Press at Bishop's Waltham. I then started going as a part time student to the City and Guilds of London Art School, where I practised etching under Jason Hicklin and Christopher Roantree. I also did two summer schools in stone lithography at Aberystwith Art School with Paul Croft. I really enjoyed this technique and started doing courses at Simon Burder's studio at Oaks Park, near Carshalton. I have been a member of the Ochre Print Studio in Guildford since it opened and have done various courses there including Collagraph, Carborundum and lino cutting with caustic soda.
I am an exhibiting member of Guildford Art Society and Farnham Art Society, and also a full member of the SGFA (Society of Graphic Fine Artists). This society exhibits annually at the Menier Gallery and also sometimes at the Bankside Gallery and others around the country.