I am a self-taught artist – painting these days largely in acrylic. I specialise in landscape and townscape work. I’m also a keen cyclist, and many of my works have been loosely derived from sketches or snapshots taken while out and about on my bike. Last year, I had a successful one-man exhibition; but it was a long way away, in a ski resort in France (yes, skiing is a third passion of mine). I got a little tired of painting snow! This is my first year exhibiting for the CEOS weekend, and I am showing some scenes much closer to home, based round Crouch End, London, and the Home Counties.