The top 10 questions every artist is asked continued…

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Q7. Is anybody else in your family artistic?

Yes, all of them.

Q8. Who taught you to paint?

This is actually a good question because I don’t think anybody actually teaches you how to paint. At the end of the day most artisans or skilled individuals will eventually teach themselves. You do need a starting point when somebody introduces you to a brush, paint and a surface.  But even at art school, there is an opportunity not so much to learn how to do anything or everything, but, for me particularly, it was a few years to find out who I was, in order to pursue where I wanted to be.

Q9. Do you do commissions and portraits?

Yes I do. Although I do tend to not take on a commission unless I’m particularly interested in the subject or I’ve got quite a lot of freedom to be able to express the request the way I would like to.

An early masterpiece.