I enjoyed drawing as a youngster, though I never pursued that hobby during my working life as an engineer. But when I retired to Hout Bay I decided to try my hand at painting. The patient and talented Irina Riabtseva taught me the basics of oil painting, and I took up my new hobby enthusiastically.
I enjoy painting landscapes, and I feel an affinity to the impressionists when I do so. I recently started painting portraits, apparently to the delight of the subjects.