Welcome to Draw Paint Learn Grow. This site is very new and will be developed further over the coming months.

I am a Manchester based painter with an interest in how personal development may be supported by the building of the technical skills and artistic abilities related to drawing and painting.

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawing and painting. I have studied these subjects and various design fields both formally and independently for over thirty years, including graphic design, environmental planning and urban design at universities in Manchester and Liverpool and fine art at various colleges and at private art schools specialising in traditional processes and media.

Over my career so far I have worked in the fields of archaeological illustration, graphic design and town planning / urban design.

As far as is feasible, I work directly from the subject, mainly on portraits, figures, and urban landscapes.