John Tidball, Bristol Member Since November 2012 Artist Statement Hello, I'm John Tidball. I'm married to Françoise. We have two homes, one in Bristol, England and one in La Hume, near Arcachon in southwest France.
I spent my working life as a teacher of modern languages and am now fully retired.
My leisure activities include painting and photography. My paintings are mainly of the beautiful seascapes of the Bassin d'Arcachon. I also like to paint abstracts, still life and flowers. My painting workshop is in La Hume, so when I'm in Bristol I like to create works on the computer and manipulate photographs digitally to create new and interesting effects.
In addition to my artistic work I have a YouTube channel where I post my own recordings of lieder, chansons and songs. My favourites are Schubert, Brassens, Gainsbourg and Ferrat. I also like Burl Ives.