About Me

As a self-taught, amateur artist I have attended various art classes over the years and gained an A level in art in my forties.  I come from an artistic family and was introduced to art at an early age, my father was a very accomplished water colourist and my great grandfather A E Perrin who ran an antique and art restoring business in Northampton, was instrumental in starting various amateur art groups in the town in the late 19th century.  He was depicted as an artist and portrait painter in various census returns. His eldest son J A J Perrin was a wood and stone carver, and part of his apprenticeship years were spent working on the Northampton Town Hall extension in the late 19th century, he was also a water colourist and was commissioned by the town to paint buildings of interest throughout the county, which hung in Northampton library for many years.   Some of these paintings have recently been reframed to hang in the County Hall.
I am inspired by studying other artists work and am especially drawn to Cezanne, Sargent, Augustus John, John Piper, Mark Dempsteader, Michael Hyam, Simon Davis and many many more.  My work is very varied and I like to try different medium according to the subject I am painting, and find I am more interested in the human figure and still life than I am in landscape.