Retired maritime lawyer living in Northumberland, studying for a BA in Photography. A sometime print maker, especially interested in etching and photo-etching, and keen musician, currently a member of a ukulele group that meets fortnightly in Hexham. I also play the Mountain Dulcimer, and am making painfully slow progress with learning the piano. In a small way I am a patron supporting a few visual artists, writers, and musicians and from time to time contribute to the commissioning of new pieces of contemporary classical music. I act as a Friend Volunteer for the local arts charity Visual Artists in Rural Communities (VARC), mostly helping out with artists workshops at schools in the county. If I did not already have enough to do with all this and looking after my dog I also keep chickens and honey bees.