For his 13th birthday Carl was given a box of oil paints and that was the beginning of a relationship that has driven him to paint ever since. He's had a career in graphic design as well as renovating houses, raising a family of five boys and travelling. Every moment of spare time that he has is spent painting or out walking. He works in many mediums but prefers the texture and freedom of oils. His time is now spent with his sons in the village of Kinver and in Much Wenlock with his partner Sarah and her boys ... and to this day he still uses that small wooden oil painting box that he was given all those years ago.