Watercolour artist Roger
Simpson is an extraordinary painter, from the age of around ten years old all he
wanted to do was draw and paint.
"I think that drawing and painting was in me at an early age, I remember drawing
little doodles at secondary school when I should have been learning maths or
something and that's probably why I'm useless at adding up. I used to go into
libraries and pretend I was reading a book when actually I was drawing the
person opposite me, I used to go out in the countryside painting when I was
around 20 years old but I wasn't very good but in 2012 I took up watercolour
painting and although I've painted in other media for years I felt that I needed
to master this elusive medium. I used to use pastels with there painterly
qualities but since I have started to paint seriously with watercolours I find
that they suit me a lot better than pastels ever did, you can be so free and
expressive with there fluid quality."
Ahead of the pack