In 2007 I started teaching jazz piano to a very fine Scottish artist, David Martin RSW RGI. After a while we agreed to "trade skills" and he started giving me painting lessons in return for the piano lessons. Painting allows me to practise the discipline of "creating fearlessly and spontaneously" - away from the keyboard! As I don't rely on painting to make a living, I find it easier to be more care free with my approach, despite my obvious technical limitations! You can see my painting efforts in the GALLERY section of the site.