Brian is taking part in our coming Home is a Feeling show in Faversham on 13th and 14th November.
Describe what you do as a creative.
I love to paint watercolours of the local area and of the many places I have visited worldwide.
In addition I like creating blog posts of my travels portrayed in my watercolours.
Tell us about yourself.
For 40 years I worked in aerospace as a designer and later on a project and manager. During that time I was able to travel extensively and we have also enjoyed many great holidays in many worldwide destinations. I was born on the Isle of Sheppey and enjoy living in Kent where we have lopsided again since 1971.
For many years I have sketched and painted watercolours to record my travels and to paint favourite places for other people.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A designer of aircraft, a Physicist and Engineer.
How did you begin doing what you do?
Always as a hobby and a great contrast to my main career.
What turns on your creativity?
The marvellous places we see and bust it and the magic of creating watercolours.
What do you like best about your work?
The immediacy of the paint going in to the paper and interaction of colours and the paper.
When were you most satisfied in your work?
Just being told that people like my work.
Describe a memorable response to your work?
I think it is when someone’s says: “That just captures the scene!”
What is the most exciting part of your work at the moment?
Good responses to my watercolours and the pleasure customers or friends get from them
What is your dream project?
Receiving commissions of interesting UK scenes to creat watercolours that provide great memories for customers.
Which artists / creative people are your heroes and inspiring figures?
And many other fine watercolour artists.
Your idea of happiness
Painting and a glass of fine red wine!
What art/creativity related book should everyone read?
Alvaro Castagnet Watercolour Masterclass but there are so many.
But my favourite book is Three men in a boat! By Jerome K Jerome.
Tell us a lesson life has taught you.
Never give up
Anything else you would like to add
I just live painting watercolours. It has been a wonderful hobby and a great thing for me following retirement after major back surgery. The therapeutic effect of art creation is huge, and it has really worked for me.