The name wykenwizard originated from a time when I wrote
programs, built and repaired computers.
Since my retirement in 2010 I gradually reduced my computer
related activities and pursued more relaxing hobbies.
The Wyken Wizard
I have had an interest in art since my school days. Whilst at the Woodlands School in Coventry I had the privilege of being taught by Colin Dick ,a well known local artist.During my last term at Woodlands, prior to returning to London where I was born, Colin Dick took me to one side and told me I had a talent that shouldn’t be wasted. Atthe time I had no real interest in art as a career, but Mr Dick had taken me on field tripsand allowed me to design posters and scenery for school plays. He wrote two letters ofintroduction for me. One letter was to the Regent Street Polytechnic and the other was to a prospective employer. I still had a year to go at school and I went to Dormers WellsSecondary Modern. I learnt nothing in my final year as my new school seemed so primitivecompared to Woodlands.When I eventually left school I used the letters that Mr Dick had written and I got a job as an apprentice artist at a silk screen print shop and I also got into the Regent Street Poly. to study art and design.After three years, having finished my course at poly. and disillusioned with the poor pay as a commercial artist, I joined the Royal Artillery. For many years I had no connection with art, although I always enjoyed drawing. It was only after retirement that I started to draw and paint again. This site is now a show place for my work.