IPH


IPH (2008-03-23)
This isn’t here solely out of egotism. I’ve had a website for over two decades already (since 1996 or so) and it is here because people may like to know, if they are interested in my paintings or my writings, or my music ... or even in me.

I am now (2017) long since retired, but in later years before this I was by occupation an artist, and I even sold a very small number of my paintings, although I did not put any great effort into marketing my art.

Before that, for decades until around 2004, I was an IT professional — until a slump meant I had effectively retired — and I made abstract paintings for a short while after the work tailed off drastically in 2002.

I lived alone most of my life, though I was married for a while in the late 1990s.

I have a wide range of interests and hobbies, almost all of which are things one does on one’s own (well, I do anyway) although some of them need an audience. An less example of that last point is the hobby of creating and maintaining this website: it has little purpose unless somebody out there is going to read it some day. Another, more obvious one is the brief time around 1984 when I was involved with amateur stage groups: in my village, Headley Theatre Club, and in the nearby town of Haslemere in Surrey Opera Omnibus, since 2001 called Opera South. With both of those I went along to help backstage or sing in the chorus, amd in each in turn I was asked instead to take a leading role in a production being performed either just once or a few times (as is the way with local amateur stage companies); and naturally stage productions need to have an audience in the most usual traditional sense: a theatre full of spectators sitting and enjoying the performance.

So, here are some headings under which I have written a little bit amout myself:

How to contact me

Should you want to get in touch with me, despite not knowing me and my coordinates already, the first step is to use my Contact Page.
For those who do know me, the alternative is, of course, email. My Contact Page sends me an email so you need to give your email address to get a reply. I do not have a mobile phone, and do not use a tablet or any other forms of text messaging.
(My home is a bit of a Faraday cage. It was built during the Blitz in 1940 as a telephone exchange and used as such for 30 years.)
I am on Facebook and Twitter.