"You’re a dreamer Ted!" It's what my mother used to say and as usual she was right. Just as well because watercolour is perfect for dreamers. Another handy trait is a touch of optimism.

It works best when you keep it simple. Like life, if you try to complicate it you'll end up in a mess.

I've painted and drawn for as long as I care to remember. I was never much good at sport and as an academic! I still don't know what that is...

On leaving school I started work as a ticket writer, a freelance signwriter, a graphic designer, art director and eventually to artist and teacher.

For eleven years I held the post of Manager/Secretary of the Victorian Artists Society, winning their Artist of the Year award in 2007 and was made a Fellow in 2011.

My message is always the same...See the image, paint the feeling...and above all enjoy what you do! After all...It's not what you produce but what you get out of it!