Self Portrait in Derwent Drawing Pencils on Canson Mi-Teintes paper

I decided that, as a portraitist, I should have a self portrait for my avatar.

Details about how I drew the portrait are here.


I am working to have a solo exhibition of

Gypsy Portraits in Appleby-in-Westmorland next June during the Horse Fair.

Follow my progress here

As a Buddhist I strive to paint portraits that depict the dignity of all individuals whether human or animal. I want my portraits to do their part in the mission of attaining world peace and the respect and kindness to all life.


“The practice of Buddhism lies in the struggle to eliminate misery and suffering from the world, to defend human rights and human dignity, and to build a peaceful society… ” (Pres Toda)

My motto, in art and life, is to "discard the transient and reveal the true"