Hampshire Countryside Service


Pictures by Alan Ward Best

Alan Ward-Best

Born in Plymouth Devon and ended my education in Totnes Grammar School Devon.

Some of my artwork of Totnes High Street was displayed in the school hall.

I served in HM Forces in Aden and Germany before joining IBM where I stayed until I retired.

Throughout all these years art has always been an interest and I have enjoyed experimenting with many variations of media such as pencil drawing, pen & ink, water colours, collage, oil painting, water colour pencils and charcoal. I currently enjoy time with an art group who meet in Blackfield British Legion on a Wednesday morning receiving very useful "guidance" from Mr John Edwards, art tutor.

Other hobbies are DIY, travel, engineering(Old MG Car maintenance) and music, which takes me out to ‘open mike’ locations with my old Gibson and voice