"Being a Northerner with a few years under my belt I've observed a lot of changes over the past few decades. Long before cameras were as common as the coins in your pocket I chose to record my surroundings with paint. I painted as a hobby when I was younger but eventually decided to pursue it full time. My aim is to record life and the surroundings we live in - past and present. It's an affectionate look at bygone times with a touch of gentle humour. If it makes you smile then my job is complete."