I am an independent artist living and working in Bardon Mill. After graduating from Edinburgh, I taught art in schools and colleges, but I have now retired to concentrate on my painting. I have worked in most media over the years, though my favourite remains oils and watercolours. Recently I have become intrigued by the possibilities offered by painting directly on the computer. For many years I lived in Gateshead and concentrated on industrial/urban subjects, but since moving to Northumberland I have returned to landscapes, particularly around Hadrian's wall, which is very near to where I now live.