I have had an interest in all things naval from an early age and have drawn ever since I can remember; encouraged by an uncle’s pencil sketches of ships he had seen when he served at sea. I now paint as a hobby as a full time day job, a busy home life and a very understanding (!) family allow. I live with my wife and two children at Mount Batten, Just across the water from this gallery. I am mostly self-taught and paint in acrylic. Over the years I have completed a number of commissions for private individuals and the Navy. I have recently started to move on from painting purely naval subject to depicting more general nautical scenes.